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Old 06-01-2015, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My little Kirpi is 2 months old, we got him over week ago and has been very active and easygoing. But yesterday my boyfriend accidentally dropped him from about 4ft height and he landed on belly/feet. He was acting like nothing happened, was running on wheel, ate a little etc. But in the morning I found he didn't eat, usually he eats everything and his belly and feet were cold. I warmed him up. He stayed sleepy but it was during day. At night (now) I woke him up, he was lethargic, moving but wobbly and cold. Could it be due to the fall? Is he hibernating? I'm already keeping him warm with heating pad and body heat, it's been like over 40 minutes. What else should I do? Help

EDIT: he now threw up and always does this weird thing with his back, looking like boat (can't describe I now panic) and poops green jelly

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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EDIT: he constantly tries to throw up but only foam comes out, HELP PLEASE!
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Take him to an emergency vet NOW.

It sounds like he may have internal injuries that need to be checked out.

Find any vet who can handle small mammals.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's almost 2am. He died((
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am so sorry to hear that. Poor little guy.
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I'm so sorry! These are always the hardest posts to read! As a new hedgehog owner, sometimes things happen that are just a result of being a new owner and unaware of all that can go wrong with a little guy. MomLady is right. He probably had internal bleeding or other issue that resulted from his fall. When a hedgie falls, even from short distances, their delicate undersides can sometimes receive fatal blows. Many of us here on hedgehog central have dropped our hedgie at least once. I know my baby Oliver jumped off the bed shortly after I brought him home. Luckily he landed on a pillow in a ball. Usually the safest way for a hedgie to land is in a ball, quill side down to help cushion the fall. I am very very sorry, sounds like he went downhill very quickly without much warning.
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Awww so sad i am crying for you same thing happened to chips. D:
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