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  1. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    I guess this is more of an update post than an "advice needed" post, but Pebbles did not poop last night. Not on her wheel, not below it, not in any of her hideys. Shes been taking very small amounts of laxatives each night (called Lactulose) from the vet, and it hasn't zmade much of a...
  2. Bleeding, Female
    I know I just made a post, but I guess I'm desperately clinging to any sort of hope that this isn't uterine cancer and instead a really bad UTI or something. I've been monitoring the amount of blood left underneath Pebbles's wheel since I took her to the vet. I should note the vet was massaging...
  3. Health
    hello friends! I apologize that this might be long, however, I feel that it'll give you a better picture of the situation. Two weeks ago, my family got my little brother a hedgehog named Pinecone from a breeder and we all fell in love with her. My brother started complaining that I was getting...
  4. Health
    Hey guys so Bahdi just turned 6 last month and he has always been a fairly healthy hedgehog. Recently though I’ve discovered a small hard bump on his chest about the size of a pea. I didn’t think much of it just knew I had to keep an eye on it. Even more recently though the same bump has now...
  5. Skin
    Pebbles's skin has always been on the drier side but lately it seems to be getting worse and worse. I'm fairly certain it's not mites though, just the combined effect of various things. For instance, the humidity in her cage sits at about 20-30% on average but I don't know how to keep that...
  6. Health
    Hi, I am having a few concerns regarding my hedgehog of 4-5 years. He has never had these issues before, but he has recently lost a lot of weight (within 2-3 months) and is not gaining it back. I've been feeding him a mixture of Blue Buffalo Adult Dry Cat Food and Purina Beyond Simply Dry Cat...
  7. Health
    My hedgehog Otis is about 3 years old now and for about a month he hasn’t run on his wheel. He eats his food usually except for every once in a while but he’ll always finish it the next day, and besides the no running everything else seems fine. He drinks water and his feet are clean and not...
  8. General Questions
    My Hedgie is 2 months old and he seems to be scratching a lot. Today when I was playing with him I found a tiny wee black bug on him... I'm guessing it's mites but I could only see that one I found. He also looks to have a bit of a swollen bum kinda like some hamster get? If anyone could explain...
  9. Skin
    My guy has some tattered ears an have read on here previously vitamin E oil applied to the outside of the ears can help. I bought the softgel capsules of vitamin E from the drugstore and just wanted to make sure those were ok to use. I figure they should be safe since you can do the same with...
  10. General Questions
    I have a problem with getting my hedgehog to eat treats I put in his cage. I try out new foods such as strawberries, asparagus, cilantro, bananas, even cilantro and lettuce. I usually set them in a separate dish next to his dry Spike's food, but when I check in the morning he doesn't appear to...
  11. General Questions
    Hi everyone! So a few days ago I became the new owner of a 1 year old hedgehog that I've named Peanut Quill. He is the cutest little thing, and I love him so much, but ever since I got him we've had nothing but problems. The first thing is, he's pretty grumpy. I try waking him at all...
  12. Housing & Accessories
    Hello all, I have a three year-old African Pygmy Hedgehog, named Vega. He is currently battling Hepatitis, but the prognosis is good. He'll likely be over the Hepatitis soon. What he won't be rid of is the motor impairment it has caused with his back legs. They have considerably weakened, and...
  13. Health
    I have a 2 year old rescue hedgie named Hedgepig. Recently she has stopped using her wheel and is refusing to come out of her hide at night. Just over a week ago (around bonfire night) we had an emergancy out of hours visit to the vet. When I picked her up to have her nightly cuddles she was...
  14. Health
    So my little Nico is just about to turn 5 months old. The last few nights I've noticed on her cage liner little spots that I suspected were vomit. Night before last I had my suspicions confirmed as she actually threw up a little bit while I had her out for her nightly bonding session. She...
  15. Health
    Hi all, My hedgehog is about 8 months old and, according to the vet, extremely healthy and social. He's frequently around new people and is comfortable interacting with them (for a hedgehog). The issue I'm having is that very suddenly, in the last week, he's become a little too friendly- I saw...
  16. Health
    I just bought a female hedgehog yesterday! She is 10 weeks old and very sweet. I've been feeding her cat food as I read hedgehog food is crap. She's been eating it fine but I can't tell if she's drinking her water out of a bowl, and I put mealworms in her food dish and she hasn't noticed. She...
  17. Feet and legs
    On my hedgie's right back paw is something strange. Where the cuticle meets the nail, there is a white substance going along side the nail for about halfway down. it's like a white colored coat atop of the nail or a part of it. Where the cuticle is, there is a white colored zit like thing that...
  18. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, so my little Charlie is now 1 year old and I've noticed for the past few weeks she'll kind o stop and do this little movement that looks somewhere between shivering and like a nerve twitch and make a small almost huffing sound. She'll do this a few times in a row and then carry on to either...
  19. Health
    My 3 year old hedgehog may have WHS. Although I've read it's usually progressive, could it happen over night? One day Felix is playing like usual and the next he won't move, eat, or drink water. For a day I syringed him water and baby food mixed with water but no improvement so I took him to an...
  20. Bleeding, Male
    This is long, but please, anything will help. I have a 2.5 year old male hedgehog. He is my everything, and I just want to help him in anyway. If you can give any advice, please do! Last Tuesday, 7 days ago, I noticed my hedgehog did not eat during the night like normal. I did not think much of...
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