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Old 08-01-2020, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i have a 4.5 year old hedgehog, named Quillbert, and he’s my best friend in the world, of course. I just went to check on him and noticed he has a MASSIVE growth under his eye. Looks a bit like a humans stye, but because it’s under and kinda by his nose it’s pushing his eyeball out a bit. I am VERY concerned. It’s late and COVID is here (I’m in NYC) so i don’t think there’s any exotic vets open right now. Does anyone has experience with this? Putting 2 photos here. Hope they’re good enough but i can take more. I’m just very worried about my baby. Please let me know if you have ideas.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It could many thing, but looks a fair bit like a prolapse eye, but could be an infection or even a tumour.
The only thing you can do is go to a vet. I'm pretty sure that some vets including exotic ones stayed open everywhere. Maybe have a search.

He really needs a vet asap to take a look and get it all sorted. You won't be able to do anything and its unlikely to go on its own.
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Hopefully you found a vet to take care of his eye.

For anyone who reads this, yes COVID is impacting our lives in many ways, if you have a veterinary issue, call your vet's office. Even during my state's strictest executive order, vets were considered essential when it came to pet emergencies. You had to drop your pet off with them, and talk to the vet over the phone (still do), but care was available.

Call, if they say no, ask for recommendations on who else to try. But keep calling. One of mine needed emergency surgery to save her life in late May. I called more than a dozen clinics after the emergency vet said surgery was required. I eventually found myself a hero. She came in after hours to fit me into her busy schedule, but we got our surgery.

Don't give up, advocate for your little one.
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