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Old 12-21-2014, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm really new to this forum and I apologize for not introducing myself, but I'm really worried.

For a few days (or maybe a couple of weeks) I notice that my hedgehog haven't been eating or drinking a lot recently. In the beginning I thought it was because I introduce a small blanket to keep her warm and she just sleeping all day.
But the other day, she just started nibbling on my white shirt and I notice little red spot on the place she bit, I think its blood or something. (panicking)

What should I do!!
(p.s.: I took an appointment to the vet next Friday, but now I'm considering going earlier.)
And thank you for your time.

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Old 12-21-2014, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check feet! I found tiny dots of blood in Penny's cage and it was due to a cut on her foot!
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Paws verified, nothing unusual. The little red dots were found after she started nibbling, and she hasn't been running in her wheel either lately. (Thus the vet appointment)

Thank you for the feedback though.
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If she hasn't been eating much for a while now you need to start syringe feeding her. Hedgehogs can quickly develop Fatter Liver Disease from not eating enough. You can use some ground up cat food with water added or come canned food or baby food. Try leaving some wet cat food in her cage too. You can either add water to her regular dry cat food or used canned food.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Gonna grind the cat food I own for now to see if anything changed.
Any pointer what do put inside the syringe? And how to do it? (like video or instruction manual)
Cause I'm still pretty new in owning a hedgehog, no single problem until now.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you add enough water (or baby food/cat food) to the mix, you should be able to just suck the slurry up into the syringe (no needle, of course, just the tube and push thingy) - sometimes takes a little more work if the kibble is not ground up fine enough. I'm new to hedgies too, but I've syringe fed my fair share of crittters.. just be careful when feeding not to fill up their little mouths too quickly with it or they'll choke and spit it back up

This video has an example of the actual syringe feeding if that helps..
http://youtu.be/P7TbBfVbf-E?t=30s
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