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Old 02-11-2016, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation 3 year old hedgehog with WHS needs a home in western NY

My hedgie is very sweet and silly and a bit shy, however recently I noticed she's been having trouble getting around her cage and hasn't been drinking her water as quickly as she usually does. She doesn't seem to want to use her wheel either. Today when I took her out of her cage and set her on my bed (which is very firm and flat), she kept wobbling back and forth while standing still and even more so when she tried to take a step. I did some research and learned about WHS (wobbly hedgehog syndrome) and I felt so deeply unsettled by the thought of me having not been taking care of her properly and for not have noticing the symptoms sooner. I started a new job recently which means I will have even less time to care for my wonderful little friend and I fear that she will not get the treatment and care she deserves with however much time she has left. I don't believe at this point in time I have the resources or time to be able to care for her and I feel as though getting her to someone who can care for her more extensively than I can would make me feel much better about her health and safety. I live in western NY, just north of Buffalo. Can someone please recommend me a rescue service, or is there anyone in the area with experience in caring for hedgehogs that would be willing to talk with me about my options in this situation? Any help is greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me at [email protected]
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are other things that mimick WHS. Temperature being too low, light schedule being off, ear infections, etc. A veterinarian should be consulted to rule out other issues first.

However, if you are unable to provide for him, there is a rescue station in Niagara Falls. You may want to try to contact her to see if she has space. Her info can be found at: http://www.hedgehogwelfare.org/rescu...state.asp?s=NY
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