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Old 02-22-2018, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody! Im new to this site and a new hedgehog owner as well! Ive had my baby for almost 2 months and she is 2! So my question is, I was playing with her tonight and I noticed around her tail she had a quill sticking out and it was all by itself. No other quills were by it and it was really red and sort of inflamed, I pulled it out because it looked painful and was sticking her right around her bottom and genitals. Was that bad? Does anybody know what it could possibly be?
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It sounds like it may have been an ingrown quill, or one that got stuck & shouldn't have been there. Either way, probably a good thing you pulled it out! I would still keep an eye on the area, especially since it's so close to where she poops & pees, and make sure it doesn't get infected. If you notice it get more red, swollen, warm, or any pus, get her in to the vet for antibiotics.
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Thank you so much! It looks much better and not as red, she does have something around that area that looks like a pimple. Ive scheduled an appointment with a vet just to get her looked at. Thank you again!
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