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Old 04-02-2014, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello again. So, my baby hedgie has been sneezing lately. Not sneezing fits or anything like that, but there's definitely been sneezing. He eats, drinks, and poops and seems healthy otherwise. I just gave him an oatmeal bath to rid of any leftover dust from the carefresh he was on with the breeder. He is wrapped in fleece on my lap with a warmed up stuffed animal under him. (the ones you microwave). I texted his breeder just now, telling him about the sneezing. He advised to keep him warm and that if it continues, I should put a teensy bit of sugar dissolved into his water. Does this sound legit? I tried searching for that but got no results.... What should I do guys?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sugar would have no effect on sneezing, so that doesn't make any sense. If the sneezing continues or if anything else is "off" you will need to take him to the vet.
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Agreed with Nikki.

And just to cover another possibility...how recently was he switched to liners? Was there any correspondence with when he started sneezing? And are you washing the liners in scent-free detergent?
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I always use liners for my pets, so I had him on fleece as soon as I got him. The fleece was new, and had been prewashed and dried 3 times. I did use scent free liquid laundry soap and white vinegear (1 out of 3 washes).
He's not sneezing excessively at all, just a couple times a day maybe but its still concerning to me. However, he's gaining weight. He is at 213 grams and is 5 weeks old. 2 days ago he was at 200 grams, and the night after I got him he was at 184 grams.
He's really relaxed, idk if that's good or bad. He sleeps ALOT, I can take him out and get not much fuss from him, he'll usually sleep wherever I put him. Is that weird?
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