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03-20-2012 03:55 AM
Kooshylove
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Did you ever figure out what was wrong with ur hedgehog? Mine was having the same issue this morning.
08-03-2010 07:08 PM
karidaluv
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Thanks. That's exactly what I'm gonna do-mix his kibbles with the spike's delite. I hope that it gives him what he needs. I ran on of mealworms and the pet store was out, so I"ll get more to mix in to his diet next week.

Wish me luck. I'm dealing with a now biter due to puberty and quilling. apparently he humps, too.
08-03-2010 06:29 PM
smhufflepuff
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

As an official "hedgehog" food, Spike's Delight isn't all too bad. Just make sure it's part of your little guy's mix of kibbles; not the only thing he eats.

Satin rather liked the shape of Spike's; it's the thing I've seen her chomp through the easiest.
08-03-2010 03:40 PM
nikki
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Personally I wouldn't feed a food with corn as the second ingredient as the main diet.
08-03-2010 01:26 PM
karidaluv
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Yeah I assume that he was older, possibly 5 weeks or so. He's going through puberty and quilling, so the vet thinks he may be 8 weeks going on 9 weeks now. Stupid exotic pet store didn't even know what age the hedgehog was.

Hey guys--has your hedgehog ever bit you hard, as in grab on and not let go? He did that to my arm today and I had to blow on his face to make him release me. I'm trying to figure out if this puberty thing makes him super aggressive like that.

As for the hedgehog food, I ordered Spike's Delite. Here are the stats on that food:
Crude Protein Not less than 30.0%
Crude Fat Not less than 10.0%
Crude Fiber Not more than 6.0%
Moisture Not more than 12.0%
The premium diet has an excellent protein and fat content of 32% protein and 12% fat
It contains six sources of protein (chicken meal, soybean meal, extruded whole soy-meal, fish meal, whole dried eggs, and blood meal) with chicken meal being the main ingredient. A variety of protein sources provides a variety of amino acids to your pet.
Spike’s Delite is the optimal kibble size for both babies and adults. It is large enough that it can be picked up easily but still small enough for babies and adults to chew easily.
The Spike’s Delite kibble is hard enough to provide a crunch and to help clean teeth but it absorbs water or broth readily to make a suitable mash for hedgies with special needs.
Extrusion method processing for maximum digestibility. The method of processing dramatically affects the quality of nutrients available and how the nutrients are used by the animal. More information about this type of processing is available by request.
Celated trace minerals – a process by which trace elements are combined with an amino acid which allows for immediate absorption of the minerals. Very few foods contain this benefit.
It contains higher amounts of potassium and lower amounts of iron than traditional cat food. The current formula is based on recommendations made by many respectable breeders after years of use.
No added pesticides or preservatives.
Four varieties designed to meet the nutritional needs throughout various stages of life.
08-03-2010 12:00 PM
LizardGirl
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Yes, definitely. But I doubt a four week old hedgie would survive, or at least be in reasonable health, if taken away from mom that young.



08-03-2010 11:45 AM
Beanie
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LizardGirl
There is no way he was four weeks old when you got him. At that age, baby hedgehogs are not even away from their mother yet.
At least that's what we'd hope... Pet stores aren't always the brightest in the bunch =\
08-03-2010 11:18 AM
LizardGirl
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

There is no way he was four weeks old when you got him. At that age, baby hedgehogs are not even away from their mother yet.



08-02-2010 08:23 PM
tie-dye hedgie
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

That's good to hear the vet went well.
However, I would stick to a mix of 2 or 3 high quality cat foods instead of any commercial hedgehog food. Recommended brands can be found on this list: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15 What food did you specially order?
08-02-2010 07:41 PM
karidaluv
Re: Clear mucousy discharge around butt?

Hey guys!
The tracker I have on my signature is how long Herby's been home. He's actually going on 8 weeks old.

Here's what happened at the vet:

-He took the stool samples I kept in a ziploc and he took the one that Herby gave him fresh on the examination table to be tested just in case. I told him about the clear mucous from his butt and he wants to double check his digestive system.

-As for the aggression, looks like Herby is going through two things right now at the same time: PUBERTY AND QUILLING. The mite problem is pretty much gone and we're doing a preventative treatment of Revolution next week.

-PUBERTY: the aggression may be from him going through puberty. Apparently his biting is followed with humping air, and the vet thinks that this is a sign that he's going through hormonal changes right now. This is causing him to bite more and have that attitude problem.

-QUILLING: the vet looked between his quills and said his skin looks great but there are small quills coming through, and in the one area he examined he saw at least 30!! Poor baby is probably hurting right now.

Overall, he's just going through his puberty stage with quilling on top of that and it's pissing him off. Vet said to leave him alone when he's super pissed off, but try to handle him for at least 30 minutes at night. The cat food thing is fine, as long as I keep the protein below 35% or even better, below 30%. I've ordered specialty hedgehog food so I hope it works out for him.

The thing is that the pet store said he was 4 weeks which puts him at 7 weeks old now, but he may be 8 weeks old right now according to the vet. Poor little guy is going through a lot.
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