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Old 05-07-2020, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an either 3 or 4 year old female hedgehog. Recently, she's been acting weird: won't go on her wheel, keeps sitting after walking for a little & won't dig under her blanket. Tonight when I took her out, she can't eat (she tries to but she can't), collapses/sits very often, and hasn't used the bathroom. Is this WHS? If so, should I take her to see a vet?
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Old 05-08-2020, 03:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesnt sound WHS. Its a slow progression, starting with loss of back legs. And thats not what it sounds like from what you have said. Also it normally comes earlier than 3 or 4 years of age.

If she is struggling to eat food, it sounds like there is a mouth issue, which means you need to go to a vet, if this has happening a few days she could well be not feeling herself and acting weird from not really eating.

Definitely need to see a vet, but I doubt its WHS.
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My sister & I noticed that it's like she's trying to avoid using her back legs, and when she does use them, she has to stop & sit.
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Still most hogs start the progression by something like 2 ( If I remember right)

There are lots of other things that can cause then problems with back legs - tumors on the spine can press and cause issues with back legs.
At 3-4 some hogs get arthritis, this can cause issues with back legs
If she is struggling to eat - due to mouth issues, so ends up not really eating, it can make her weak and make her not really want to walk which can look like an issue with back legs.

Honestly it could be any number of things that isnt WHS.
The only way to know is by going to a vet. Get things checked incase you can get a treatment, and make her better, getting longer with her.
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Sounds like you have a sick hedgehog and need to seek veterinary attention for a diagnosis. Not going to the bathroom is because she's not eating. Not eating will cause weakness and cause the falling over, sitting down a lot, sleeping a lot, etc. When they stop eating, they can develop a fatty liver quickly.

There are many reasons they stop eating, could be a simple fix, like a loose tooth causing pain, or it could be something worse. Nevertheless its best if you get her in to see a veterinarian for diagnosis. I'd also suggest making sure she gets food, syringe feed her, frequently if she won't eat much at a time and check for dehydration.
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