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Old 11-01-2019, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation I dont know what happened please help


So i have a 2 year old hedgie and today we were doing out nail trimming.

As i was trimming her nails i noticed she was bitting down on the blanket i lay out for her.

I picked her up and she was hanging tight on the blanket so i blew in her face and she let go but there was blood on the blanket.

I didnt see any tooth chips or when i looked in her mouth everything seemed fine, but she did make a little squeak at one point right before i noticed the blood.

I wanted to see if she would eat and she ate like 5 pellets in front of me and with my lights i looked inside her mouth and everything seemed fine. When i put her back in her cage she continued to eat a bit got some water and went to hide.

Did she maybe just bite her lip or something.... I'm really worried but its late no vet is open
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't have blown on her face, just let her let go when she wants. By blowing in her face it prob shocked her and when she let go she hurt self cause she did it too fast to get away from the blowing.

Take her to a vet as soon as possible, because it could affect her more than you think. Damp biscuits to make it easier too. Vets can look in their mouths better than we can so best thing to do is go to a vet as soon as possible incase something bad has happened.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It does not sound like a big deal. Probably just bit her lip. I would say that if she seems to be having any problems eating or anything after a few days, take her to the vet.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default not the most experienced hedgie owner but

I used to work as a kennel hand and have been working with rescue groups for about 40 years... the first thing I thought of when you said their was blood on the blanket was that you accidentally "quicked" her during the nail trimming. It is very easy to do, and it's amazing how much blood can come from a tiny nick. Did you also examine her nails closely? Are you positive the blood came from her mouth?
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When animals are stressed by something they sometimes chew at whatever is closest to their mouth. When they do this sometimes they chew too hard or accidentally bite a bit of their lip or tongue. From my understanding, unless they act like it hurts or have trouble eating, its fine. Animal mouths heal shockingly well.
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would soonest assume you nipped one of her quicks and then she bit hard in protest. My baby Heiji would bite too when she was unhappy having her nails cut.
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