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Old 01-05-2013, 04:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow. Did the vet have an idea of what type of infection you're looking at -- viral, bacterial, fungal, etc?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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These are the pictures of Kairo while he was at the vet. As you can see, it was pretty bad. Thank you everyone for the well wishes for Kairo, Anthony and I both really appreciate it Its really hard on us to see him so unwell The vet said it was a bacterial infection

Here he is at the very beginning, she was just starting to clean it up.


Then after it was mostly all cleaned away.


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Old 01-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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OMG, your poor baby. My prayers are with you.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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his feet were injured by excessive wheel running. It was just today, when putting his into a bath, that I saw a patch of fur (with the skin still attached) float away. Upon a closer look, some quills also fell off with his skin still stuck to it. After taking a even closer look at him, we discovered that his skin (specifically where his backend of his skirt is) was peeling off, and the skin underneath looking infected (as well as spots around his back).
A similar problem has happened to my hedgehog, Scrat. My family refuses to take him to the vet but I want to help him. He bit at his paws, removing a nail and (I believe)breaking a toe, and the skin on his tail and back feet have peeled off and progressively become worse and just yesterday I large portion of his skin completely came off with fur and some quills still attached. The area is right behind his tail and also around his tail. He has problems passing waste as well. I do not know how to help him besides bathing him and cleaning his cage regularly. I do not have the money to take him to the vet myself or even order prescriptions. I want to help my little guy before it's too late if it isn't already, I hate seeing him suffer. Any suggestions/advice would help!
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You NEED to get him to a vet ASAP!!!!
Most hedgehogs require at least a few vet visits in their lifetime. If you can't afford it then you need to surrender him to someone who can. It is selfish to keep an animal suffering because you can't afford the care. See if friends will loan you money? Or if your parents will help then you can pay them back. But both of these hogs sound like they have severe skin infections that need medication.
I am not trying to be mean, and I definitely dont blame you! But the hedgies need to see an exotic vet. Bottom line. Immediately, like within the next day if possible.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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As Prickerz said, Scat needs a vet right away.
It is only going to get worse and he will suffer and then eventually die (sorry for being so blunt).

Where are you located?
If a vet is not an option, please contact the Hedgehog Welfare Society right away so they can rescue and get him to a vet.
http://hedgehogwelfare.org/relinquishment.asp
Let them know it is an emergency.

Best of luck to you and Scat. Please keep us updated on progress.
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A similar problem has happened to my hedgehog, Scrat. My family refuses to take him to the vet but I want to help him. He bit at his paws, removing a nail and (I believe)breaking a toe, and the skin on his tail and back feet have peeled off and progressively become worse and just yesterday I large portion of his skin completely came off with fur and some quills still attached. The area is right behind his tail and also around his tail. He has problems passing waste as well. I do not know how to help him besides bathing him and cleaning his cage regularly. I do not have the money to take him to the vet myself or even order prescriptions. I want to help my little guy before it's too late if it isn't already, I hate seeing him suffer. Any suggestions/advice would help!
Your hedgehog is in severe pain right now, and your family's refusal to take him to the vet amounts to animal cruelty. If they refuse to take him to the vet, find someone else who will... Anyone owe you any money? Any friends' parents who will let you work for them in exchange for taking your hedgehog to the vet? Grandparents? Can you ask for a vet trip as a Christmas present? Scrat needs medical attention... today.
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