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Old 01-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! So my hedgie has a cut on his ear, and it looks like he has been chewing it! The cut is two little teeth marks. I noticed yesterday night when i took him out and there was a big patch of dried blood! I was really worried so i cleaned his ear with warm water and realized that it was just a little cut. I was wondering if i should put disinfectoant on it, and if so what kind? I have an triple antibiotic ointmnt with vit E, and some bandaid liquid no pain disinfectant. Or do i have to take him to the vet? Also, why did he bite his ear?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How big of a cut are you talking about and is it still bleeding? Also I can't see how he could bite his own ear...is there anything in his cage that may have a sharp edge that he could of cut himself on? If the cut is very small and not bleeding anymore and you are able to keep it clean and the edges are healing you should be fine not putting anything on it. A picture would be helpful. If you are not sure if he should go to the vet then maybe you should bring him. I always like to be safe then sorry, plus if he has not been to a vet yet he should have an exam done regardless if sick or not by now. Goodluck and post a pic of cut if you are able too.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know if a hedgy can bite his ear, but maybe he scratched it and a nail snagged it? I believe polysporin is best for cuts but not extra strength. You just don't want it to become infected so remember to keep it clean.
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