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06-06-2018 05:31 AM
Hugglechi My visits are usually 100+ a visit depending what sort of thing they need to see. Maybe the charged me because I ask them to do a stool sample test to see if he has any digestive issues or parasites. I think it really depends on the vet you see, some even give discounts! If money is an issue, talk with your vet. But, you shouldn't get an animal if you really can't afford the health expenses. It's just a yearly thing though, so save up! You never know when you need to take your hedgie to the vet.
05-15-2018 07:45 AM
MikeMark Nice post. I am a newbie here in this forum Hedge Hog Central. Thanks for all contributors. Let's keep spread your keen information here.
12-03-2017 08:58 PM
Sandwich's Mommy Adding to this in case someone reads it as a resource. Do not get a hedgehog unless you have already budgeted for them and have AT LEAST $500saved away just for the vet. I literally just spent $1000 for lab results, x-ray, ultrasounds and ultimately an emergency spay. This is with the vet NOT charging me for things like blood and urine tests and secondary x-rays and ultrasounds and anesthesia. It should have been closer to $1800. Her usually vet visits are $250, with $100 simply for the anesthesia that allows the vets to safely unroll her and handle her. The vet I go to happens to be run by an exotics expert with 20 years in hedgehog surgery experience and her 2 proteges are also experienced exotics vets. I unfortunately received my girl as a gift, well meaning, but I was unprepared monetarily and had wanted to research and save. She was 5 months old and immediately had health issues, I have always taken care of her and my animals are my babies and come first. The vet doesn't get skipped. Because my employment was shitty, I have run my credit to the ground with credit cards and payday loans to pay myself and my animals health. Only recently have I been employed back in my industry. So PLEASE PLEASE don't get a hedgehog if you don't have money to care for it, I'm speaking from experience.
10-06-2017 03:12 AM
Originally Posted by Maia0505 View Post
Thank you!
Glad you got one and I am sure you'll take good care of him. They need more care as compared to other pets but they are very adorable pets. I'm going to get one soon. Well, how things are going right now with your pet? Few pictures would be really appreciated.
03-10-2017 04:09 PM
Maia0505 Thank you!
03-09-2017 05:06 PM
twobytwopets Adding to what's been said. An emergency is the absolute worst time for an introduction. In all animals, including people, you have what's normal results in lab work and vitals. Those are based off averages. But when your not in the average range normally, something can appear totally normal or extremely off.
Those routine vet visits help officially determine what "normal" is for your hedgehog.

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03-05-2017 03:26 PM
Maia0505 Thank you very much for your reliable advice. My roomate has had a healthy hedgehog, and we are getting a new one. We have worked things out and it is not just me paying for it. I am thankful for your very resourceful knowledge, and I will re-consider the costs of getting it.
03-05-2017 03:15 PM
Originally Posted by Maia0505 View Post
Thank you very much. I can afford a vet, but I heard of some hedgie owners not taking their hedgehog to the vet. didn't know if it was safe or not, now I know for sure. Thank you!
You said exotic vets are too expensive, the initial cost is too much and a vet is not in your budget. Those were your concerns at the beginning of your post so I don't think you are ready for a pet. You can't afford the pet, the thing scout what others do is yours and after the fact excuse. Please don't get a pet until you can actually afford it and care for its wellbeing.
03-05-2017 02:59 PM
Maia0505 Thank you very much. I can afford a vet, but I heard of some hedgie owners not taking their hedgehog to the vet. didn't know if it was safe or not, now I know for sure. Thank you!
03-05-2017 02:56 PM
Artemis-Ichiro If you can't afford the vet, you can't afford the pet. Simple.

And if you think an animal doesn't deserve the care they need (annual check ups) then you don't deserve to have a pet.
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