Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum - Reply to Topic
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Thread: Really big swollen mass on chin... Please help Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-29-2016 02:35 PM
Petlover500 Ok, I see. Thats for replying (:
03-29-2016 02:28 PM
nikki My reason is that since hedgehogs have such a strong sense of smell it might irritate them. An irritated hedgehog will often chew on the area that has the offending scent. If that happens it will make things worse. Hedgehogs react to stress in different ways than other animals. To me it's not worth the risk.
03-29-2016 02:25 PM
Originally Posted by nikki View Post
Please don't use herbs on it since hedgehogs are so sensitive to smell it could make thing worse.
I am not wuestioning your knowledge or experience at all nikki, I was just wondering why you think a natural herbal antibiotic could make it worse? Sure, it is is fairly strong and should never be used to scent things in or around the cage, but if it could help the hedgie heal, why not use it? Its not like you are drenching them- just putting a little on the wound.
03-28-2016 06:53 PM
nikki It could be an abscess from rubbing on a toilet paper tube. Do you cut the tubes or leave them intact?

I would just leave it be until the vet sees it just in case it's something like a tumour.

Please don't use herbs on it since hedgehogs are so sensitive to smell it could make thing worse.
03-28-2016 05:47 PM
MauriceDaily Yeah I'm going to go to the vet, does it look like it is from his beloved toilet paper roll?? It just seems to be very swollen and I'm concerned because when I got home his wheel had a different consistency of poop on it... It wasn't green and runny it was somewhat orangey... And some very black and somewhat wet poops. He has no change in personality but I have to wait until tommorow to bring him to the vet. Any ideas? Sorry I can't get any really clear pics but it's very obviously swollen
03-28-2016 05:40 PM
Petlover500 I would advise you see a vet right away. Especially if you think it is an infection or a tumor.

Until then, you can use one of these home-remedies that will help:

1) "you can make a home antibiotic using fresh thyme (the herb). boil some water, and pour it into a mug containing a good handful of fresh thyme sprigs. let this sit for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. then, you can use a paper towel to filter the thyme-infused water from the sprigs.
use this thyme water to clean your hedgehog's cut, 2X a day." - missPixy from Hamster Hideout

2) Make a batch of Epsom-salt-water with 1 part water and 1 part epsom salt. Use warm (not hot) water, and natural Epsom salt. Soak a washcloth in this solution and gently dab it on the infection. It will draw the infection out and keep the wound clean. Do 2x daily.
03-28-2016 05:33 PM
Really big swollen mass on chin... Please help

Maurice suddenly has a really big scab on his chin the size of the end of a chubby finger. It seems to have gotten inflected potentially because it is quite swollen. I don't know if he's hurting but I'm not sure if it's a Tumor or a cut. He is still very playful so he does t seem to be bothered.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum