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Old 02-18-2017, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgy, Marcy, has some inflamed red skin on top of her head and under her chin, I plan on taking her to the vet on Monday but in the mean time does anyone know what this might be? She's 2.5 months old and is still behaving pretty normally, pretty sure she used her wheel last night and she just enthusiastically anointed herself a few minutes ago. Eating and drinking fine, enthusiastic about mealworms and such. I first noticed these symptoms yesterday. She was very well behaved and posed for some pictures that I attached to the post.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It caiuld be a staph infection, it's quite common in babies.
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Sorry but what's a staph infection
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It's a skin infection cause by staph bacteria. It needs to be treated by a vet.
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how do they get staph infection?
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Staph bacteria natural live on the skin of all mammals and sometimes there is an overgrowth of it. It can be caused by stress, injury, or sometimes it's idiopathic (no apparent cause). It's quite common in baby or young hedgehogs because their immune system isn't mature yet.
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