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Old 12-04-2009, 04:47 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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no they aren't just cleaning themselves, they ejaculate which wouldn't happen if it was just a grooming issue.
Hmm, for real? I mean, someone mentioned one having a wet belly when they picked it up, and that could have just been saliva.
I just think it's strange and I can't wrap my head around it.
This will have to be brought up to my vet class.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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believe me itsn not saliva...its sticky, thick and is hard when it dries..its also almost impossible to get out of their fur. I am an EMT as well as a Vet Tech..i know the difference between saliva and semen.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:15 PM   #33 (permalink)
 
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Hmmm, I still find it hard to believe(although, I'm not doubting what you are saying).

In my years of experience with animals, this is new. I have never heard(nor seen) as animal have this kind of behaviour. Must be what the whole gang is doing these days!
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Its not anything new in the animal kingdom and many animals do this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_sexual_behaviour
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:52 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Masturbation is nothing new in the animal kingdom. Being in a vet class I'm amazed you have not heard of it.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:04 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I definately know its true, I've only had my hedgie for a little over a month and I'm for sure thats what he is doing and not grooming, and I do his laundry and it really couldn't be anything else lol
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:44 AM   #37 (permalink)
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It is absolutely true and extremely common in all sorts of animals all over the world.

I know we have gotten complaints from this topic getting too descriptive, but I just have to say that any animal completely unsheathed, twitching, and licking/chewing is far different than a "hey I think I'll groom my belly". Hedgies don't lick to keep clean.



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If you are under 18 how would you be in vet school?



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if the complaints of being to descriptive were related to my posts..i apologize.
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Nope Nikki you're good.

Some past threads have had reported posts from some people being a little picky about how "inappropriate" the subject was.



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