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  1. Health
    Hello All, I'm looking into getting my first hedgehog and have done quite a bit of research, but I have a question concerning hedgie health. When it comes to health concerns with hedgehogs, are there any big differences between sexes to sway one way or the other? Like girl hedgies and UTIs...
  2. Health
    Hello. I am having some strange things going on with my pet hedgehog. I have had my African Pygmy hedgehog for nearly two years now, and have now transferred him to an enclosure outside. When I sat with him out there his tail was just poking out straight, like I usually see right before he...
  3. Skin
    Our Sonic has this lump behind his ear. It’s a whiteish color and you can see what I assume are little pink veins. I called the vet but they don’t work on hedgehogs very often and would have to put him to sleep just to look at it. He’s 4.5 years old so we’re nervous to do that. He’s eating and...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello everyone! I currently have Amy on the following kibble mix: Tiër Holistic Senior Dog (Crude protein min 26%, Raw fat min 12%, Raw fiber max 4.5%; Chicken meal (chicken meat), white rice, brown rice, oats, pearled barley, fish meal, chicken fat (preserved with tocopherols), canola paste...
  5. Health
    Hi. Dee is a four year old female. She's always been very healthy, zero problems and loves her wheel. In the past week and a half or so, she's barely run on her wheel (I have a rotation tracker) and she's gained a lot of weight and size in her belly. I have been scouring these forums and I'm...
  6. Health
    Hello everyone! My hedgie is over year old. She has stomach wounds twice before, treated with ointment and antibiotics. Today, while bath, I found a bad wound, at the same place, but this time looking differently, as it looks like claw skin. Do you know what can it be? I am so worried about...
  7. Hedgehog Health FAQs and Important Topics
    My hedgehog has had a small bump growing on her mouth for a year. Recently it has rapidly grown in the past few months. It is a huge red mass on the side of her mouth and a white like mass is on the top of the inside of her mouth. My vet had no idea what it was ( I live in the middle of...
  8. Feet and legs
    My hedgehog Luna recently started limping. It’s her left hind leg that is hurt and it’s starting to worry me. I was taking her out of her cage and set her down to walk and all of a sudden she is limping. Her back lack sort of drags while she walks and I got really scared. I don’t know what to...
  9. Respiratory Infections
    Hi I have an almost 4 year old hedgehog and he hasn’t been eating for about 4 days and not drinking much. One of his eyes is red with crusties and his nose is dry and crusty too. The corner of his mouth seemed to have bled and had a cut on it but I couldn’t tell. And he is wobbly. I cleaned all...
  10. Health
    My hedgie's dry skin was always manageable over the winter, but the past couple weeks she has been scratching her face a lot. I may get criticized over this but I tried putting Neosporin on her scratches!! I don't know what else to do! I have a little humidifier for her, her humidity is around...
  11. Health
    Hi everyone, my little Maka has been coughin since I got her, I have her since last xmas and she came with some problems already, like diarrhea and this cough, I suppose it is because she had been staying in a pet store for a week and they had no lamp to keep her warm. I started with some...
  12. Health
    Hi everyone, I've finished building my hedgehog new cage this evening, I did it by moving a panel of an aquarium I don't use anymore, and to do so I had to use silicon to make it stay where it's needed. This silicon is one of those not-toxic for fishes, but it is obviously smelling a little...
  13. General Questions
    Anybody else suffer with really bad health anxiety revolving their hedgehogs? My previous pet passed away very suddenly in my arms and it has caused me to spiral with my new hedgehogs. Ive had them for about a year and been to the vet many of times, and spent probably around $1000, and only one...
  14. Health
    Good morning, my hedgehog is 9 months old and has been super playful since the beginning. She is still very very active, but in the past 2 days hasn't eaten or drank. I've tried changing her water and giving some different food, she won't eat anything. She has lost 80 grams recently but this is...
  15. Health
    my girl yona has been eating a tad less, and has had some darker colored urine than normal. Today, during belly rubs, i noticed she had a brown discharge substance coming from her lady parts. I have included photos, can someone please help.
  16. Health
    I went to check on my hedgehog this morning (his name is Eddy) and I picked him up and immediately noticed he was orange, bright orange, he's still eating, not lethargic, awake and alert, he hasn't been scratching it. I haven't given him any foods that would make him orange if he anoints. his...
  17. General Questions
    I'm doing this project about how common small pets are abused and mistreated and the general lack of information surrounding how you should care for these pets. What are some common things you see online or with other hedgehog owners that you would call abuse? What are some things people don't...
  18. Health
    Hi, I have just put in chinchilla sand for my 4 1/2 month old hedgehog. He loved it! He was rolling around in it and I’ve never seen him so excited. What I noticed is that there was sand around his mouth/nose and that he had tasted some of it but I don’t think he continued to eat it. I’m...
  19. Health
    *GRAPHIC CONTENT!!* Hi everyone, I don't know if I just never noticed and this is how it normally is but while my hedgehog (fergie) was anointing, I was taking a video of her and I noticed that on her butt there was a red dot (blood?) and a white dot appeared when I went to reach for her (she...
  20. Bleeding, Female
    On Sunday, Dec 27, my lady Reggie had some blood on the tissue when she peed & pooped while chilling on my lap. I called a vet and was able to get her to see someone on Tuesday, Dec 29. The vet wasn't able to palpate her belly 'cause she balls up, so she gave her some gas to get my Reg to sleep...
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