Hedgehog Foaming at the Mouth, but Not Self-Anointing. Not Eating - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-10-2018, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 3
Default Hedgehog Foaming at the Mouth, but Not Self-Anointing. Not Eating

Hi, I noticed today that my hedgehog is foaming at the mouth, but not self-anointing.

The day before yesterday, he seemed very unsettled during the day -- which isn't like him. He's usually sleeping throughout the day and doesn't get up until pretty much after we go to bed. He ate some food while he was up then, but we noticed he didn't seem to eat anything overnight (which definitely isn't like him - he likes his food).

Yesterday, he was much calmer and seemed to sleep as usual, but still didn't seem to eat last night.

Today, we changed his bedding and he was fine with eating his mealworms, but had no interest in his food. He didn't even look at it. But he was moving around as usual and was quite alert, and is now back to sleeping.

I'm not sure if he's just needing a change in food (he's been eating this brand/flavor for about 2 years), or if there's something bigger we need to be concerned about. When we first got him, we took him to the vet that "specialized" in exotic pets and say they saw hedgehogs, but it sounded like basically unless he's dying, there wasn't much they could do or look for, so I'm a bit hesitant to visit another one, especially since he's not a fan of car rides.

Also, my husband clipped his nails the day before he was so unsettled, so while I don't think he clipped them too short, it's possible. So the hedgie may be nursing that? My husband is always the one who clips them, so it wasn't his first time, but our hedgie does squirm a lot during it, which is why I wouldn't rule it out.

Would that be a reason for him to be agitated the next day and not be interested in eating food (although still eating mealworms)?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!
MDHedgie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-10-2018, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,446
Default

Anytime a hedgehog goes off their food it's time to make a vet appointment. Hedgehogs are very good at hiding illness or injury and often the first sign is change in eating habits. You need to start syringe feeding him right away, fatty liver disease can start in as little as 24 hours of little or no food.
__________________
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station

http://www.quillsnthings.webs.com
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
foam, not eating

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hedgehog foaming constantly- not anointing TheFlyingCat Teeth & mouth issues 4 04-10-2018 04:27 PM
Hedgie Foaming at mouth. HELP! Hmray22 Health 2 10-05-2016 09:03 AM
Foaming from mouth Akrueger General Questions 3 11-21-2013 04:32 AM
Foaming at the mouth while eating.. SilverQuill Health 2 03-11-2010 11:27 AM
Foaming out of the mouth virjeana42 Health 2 01-24-2009 12:26 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:19 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum