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Old 08-11-2013, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sonic got a bath yesterday and he stuck his nose in the water. Today I noticed when he is sniffing and his nose is going a mile a minute that he sounds almost like he has a whistle or squeak. Could this possibly be a uri or has someone witnessed this before? Thanks
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not uncommon for hedgehogs to make a quiet nose-whistle type sound when they're contentedly sniffing around. But since he did stick his nose in water, keep listening to it to see if it gets worse or if he starts to show other signs of a URI (sneezing, mucus, extra nose-licking, wheezing, etc.).
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My hedgie dips his nose in the water quite often. When ever I go to lift him out of the water he tries to ball up. He hates being picked up so that's his reaction. Just keep an eye out for the other URI symptoms that abbys mentioned.
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I forgot to reply that a few days later he started showing a runny nose. I took him to the vet and she said he had a hit but his lungs sounded clear so we caught it early on. He's been on amoxicillin and since we started it he has been having a little green in his poo. Could this be a side effect of the antibiotics?
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Antibiotics can cause some stomach upset. You can buy some benebac powder at the pet store and give it between doses. Antibiotics kill the bad and good bacteria in the body so giving him a pinch of the powder on his food will replace the good bacteria.
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I'm glad you figured out what was wrong. My hedgie makes that whistling noise a lot when she's sniffing about.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When my hedge wad sick she was on Amoxi too... I also reccomend the Gerber chicken baby food. Helps to settle their tummy
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