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Old 12-12-2014, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. I've had my hedgehog Simba for about four years now. He's never had any health issues, but a couple weeks ago he developed this white circle on his eye. I haven't taken him to the vet, because he still runs around and acts perfectly normal. I'm starting to really get worried though, because it seems to have gone from a small circle to covering his whole eye. Does anybody know what it could be or has had this problem with their hedgie? Thank you!
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a cataract to me but I haven't had an old enough hedgehog to tell you for sure.
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I think it definitely looks like a cataract. I've never really seen one in a hedgehog, but I've seen many in other animals. If it is a cataract, remember that hedgehogs don't rely much on their sense of sight. He's acting normal because he feels normal. So if it is a cataract, just know that he isn't suffering from it.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, looks like cataracts.... My dog had it when he started getting older too.
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