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Old 12-28-2017, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello-

I brought my hedgehog home on the 23rd of December. She is kept on a fleece liner in a Sterilite bin and the temperature is always around 76-77 degrees. There are no wooden/paper things in her cage. She is still pretty young (her age is on my signature ticker).
Ever since we got her she gives little "sneeze" type sounds about 5 times a day (can't tell if they are sneezes or just snuffly sounds) and sneezed a little green booger out (only once). I'm really worried because I read that any coloured mucus at all is a huge concern for URI, and my hedgie is my little angel. Is it possible she just had a lil booger in her nose and it's not a concern? She is still active, eating and drinking normally, and her breathing is nice and quiet with no wheezing/rasping. I'm apprehensive about bringing her into the vet because it's 1.) a lot of money to pay to have the vet say she's fine without really checking and 2.) if she's not sick already, the bacteria at the vet could make her sick if she wasn't already (I am totally willing to bring her in if she is sick!! I'm just nervous about the price and bacteria, plus the breeders say it is normal). If she does need to go to the vet, what should I make sure the vet gives her? My vet doesn't have much exotic experience, so I don't want to be given any possibly toxic medicine.

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Do you think you can find a more experience exotic vet around you?
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you think you can find a more experience exotic vet around you?
I live on an island. If necessary, I could go off island and drive to the nearest exotic vet (3+ hours away). I just want to make absolutely sure before I do because of the stress and possible bacteria/expenses. Any suggestions? I live near the San Juan islands in WA, does anyone know of any good vets around there?
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So it turns out Pip does, in fact, have a respiratory infection. She has to take amoxicillin twice a day for 5 days, and the vet says that should clear it up. Does this sound about right? I just want to make sure I'm not giving her poison.

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As I posted on your other thread it is safe.
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