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Old 12-12-2013, 12:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good plan for the eyes!

The fact that she was cold says she was attempting hibernation though - they're not always unresponsive or reluctant to move in a hibernation attempt. I found a hedgehog in a pet store once in an hibernation attempt & she was still moving around (albeit wobbly) even though she was ice cold.

It'd probably still be best to try and limit how much that temperature fluctuates - at the very least, I'd try to keep it at 75* or above at night as well as during the day and see if that helps. Like Annie mentioned, light is important as well, and shouldn't be just daylight - it's best to have a lamp specifically for her and make sure it's on for 12-14 hours each day. A timer can make that much easier & keep it regular.

I hope the eyes clear up with a change in bedding, that'd be one less thing to worry about. Keep us updated!
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That is still a lot of fluctuation!

You want to keep her at a very steady temp, say have her cage always at 75-77 degrees with out it dropping or going above that. Other wise you will get more hibernation attempts. Do you her on a set light scedual that is also very important.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just curious, What is the temperature in the cage?
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Nerah, that's already been answered in several places.
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Update: I'm getting a little more worried, she's been off the kaytee bedding for a week now, and on a fleece blanket. Everything was sanatized and disinfected when we made the change so she's been completely removed from it but her eyes are still pinkish red, and she's been losing a lot of quills. I am not sure if it is her natural quilling or mites, but since she was given a dose of revolution about two or three weeks before (and again' everything was sanitized and disinfected after) so I doubt mites are it. She's eating sleeping drinking normal, and absolutely no more hibernation attempts its just her eyes are still so red it looked like she popped a vein in them or something. I will get her to the vet as soon as I can afford it, and will document progress if anything changes. If anyone else has any clue or idea please let me know thank yoi
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I definitely support getting her to the vet when you can. I'm not sure of any more ideas as my health experience is limited, but maybe someone with more experience will have some more suggestions.

For mites, you need to give more than one dose of Revolution, to get the mites that hatch after the first dose. Typically 3-4 doses are given, every 2-4 weeks, depending on things like dosage amount & how bad the mites are. If it's been about 2-3 weeks, it'll be time for another dose sometime this week, I would guess.
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