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  1. Health
    Around a week ago one of my baby hoglets (5 weeks old) was accidentally pushed by mom off a ledge. Now, we noticed that he isn't using his back legs! Is there any way to treat this? We were planning to sell him soon but he is possibly disabled now and I don't know what to do. Is there any way I...
  2. Breeding & Babies Help
    My hedgehog is a new mother and has babies November 4th. she is already starting to spend time away from her babies but that isnt my main concern. i care about my hedgehog more than her hoglets which is why i have to ask. her stool is extremely liquidy. at first i thought it was throw up, which...
  3. Health
    I have a hedgehog who just turned 3 this month, and a few days ago he was doing just fine. Walking around, eating and drinking. I gave him a bath and cleaned his cage as normal and he was fine however I noticed that he was not moving as normal like usually does. His walking was slow and sluggish...
  4. Health
    So my hedgie, Chestnut, 4 months, male) finally let me hand pick him without the huffing after 5 days coming home. But he doesn't really going on his back yet , he flails and panics so I don’t often put him on his back. So today I was playing with him and i noticed a bump on his belly near...
  5. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    I’m really worried about my 3 year old male hedgehog. About a week ago I noticed that he had stopped eating and after two days of him not eating, he stopped running around and acted lethargic too. I took him out of his cage and he was super cold so I warmed him up with my hands and turned on his...
  6. Health
    Before you get mad, this is my sister's hedgehog. I only started "taking care" of her because my sister only loved her for about a few days until she got bored. Right now, she's aggressively ramming into things, sniffing much more than usual around me and extremely erratic. She's also hissing a...
  7. Health
    Hi, I’m visiting my parents in Atlanta, Georgia rn and I noticed this small bump on my hegies butt and I thought nothing of it at first. A week has past and now it has grown into something awful like this and he bled pretty bad when I gave him a bath. I don’t know what to do or where a vet is...
  8. Health
    Hi everyone! When I was washing my 5 year old hedgehog Nimbus this evening, I noticed a bump on the upper part of one of his front legs that I hadn’t seen before. I had last given him a full bath and nail trimming about three weeks ago (he doesn’t get very dirty super quickly as he’s gotten...
  9. Bleeding, Female
    I'm almost certain Pebbles has uterine cancer. The vet today said there was a fairly high chance of it, and after her massaging/probing Pebbles's stomach there was much more blood than there has been in a while underneath her wheel. It isn't really mixed with the urine. I'm terrified. I'll be...
  10. Health
    Hi. Eiji is 3 months old female. I first brought her to a vet on Apr 1st and her weight was 119g at that moment. As of today (Apr 7th), she weight 173g. Her appetite is normal. She’s been eating fine and well. She has no trouble with eating. I gave her enough nutrients of kibbles and water. I...
  11. Health
    Hi Everyone, So some back story, I have had eight hedgehogs in the last ten years. Up until recently I had three, a bonded pair of sisters who lived together, and their mother who lived separately (no I did not breed her, I adopted them all from a different person who had). The twins had never...
  12. Bleeding, Male
    Hello, Hunter who’s a lil over 5 has started a lot of behavioral changes. Up and out of his cubby early in the day (always used to be nocturnal and wouldn’t come out unless we pulled him out for socializing or very late at night), spending inordinate amount of time on his wheel. Sleeping outside...
  13. Health
    I feel so so horrible. For some reason or another, I washed her water dish but didn't refill it before putting it in her cage. She ate almost all of her food, but didn't eat too many of the apple pieces I set out for her. The food in her food dish is kept wet with water to give her extra...
  14. Health
    Hello, I recently adopted a female hoggie, she's now almost 11 weeks. My oldest who's 5 named her Princess Peach, but I just call her Peachy. She appeared to be doing well in my home, although I must admit at first I did not have the heating lamp setup and it took about a week to get the lamp up...
  15. Health
    Hey everyone thanks for reading. I’ve noticed my hedge has a weird brown scab looking thing under his chin. There used to be one and I assumed maybe it was some left over food lol. But now there is a second scab under his chin! Does anyone know what this is? Thanks for any advice I appreciate...
  16. Health
    hi! a few nights ago i was cleaning my hedgehogs cage and found a small bit of slimy poop with a tiny bit of blood. he had been a little lethargic for a few days before but he’s been very active since i found it and his poop is normal. could it have been constipation or something more serious?
  17. Skin
    My hedgie pangello has this dark bump on her upper belly area that is red and infected around it. I tried cleaning it throughly thinking it was just some poop but it did not wash away. Could someone help me ID this bump? pictures attached.
  18. Hedgehog Health FAQs and Important Topics
    Recently tested positive for covid, would like to spend more time with my hedgie during isolation. Can hedgies even get covid? I figured I'd call a experienced exotic vet, as of now I don't have a vet. Anyone have experience with covid and their hedgies?
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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