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  1. Health
    Hi everyone, I have a 3.5 year old prickle baby and I was playing with him today and noticed that above his left eye on his head, he has a rather large lump about the size of a pea. It's hidden beneath his quills and I only noticed it when he squished his head out of my overall pocket because...
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    Hi all, I just want to put my mind at rest, so I can finally get some sleep. So last night Edith was sniffing and scratching at a certain part of her liner (which happened to be wet), contorted and vommed all over herself. This is the first time I have seen her do this, and she is my first...
  3. Health
    several days ago alfred stopped eating as much, he's still eating but not as much as usual; he only ate a bit of his cat food and chicken, he ignored all his veggies and fruits. but then yesterday hes started sneezing and i think hes wheezing, and i think his nose is running because i put him on...
  4. Health
    Hi, Longtime reader, first-time poster here. I wish I had a happier question. My little guy is about 4.5 years old (had him for the past 3 years), a lean running type hedgie whose healthy weight is around 350g. He's always been tiny (runt of his litter) and I feed him kitten kibble (science...
  5. Health
    Hi,:) I'm a new hedgie owner, and I already have an ideal vet clinic picked out for my baby. They specify 'exotic animal care' on their website, but should I go in for a checkup anyway just to make sure that they can properly care for him? If so, how much could you guess it would be? Not that...
  6. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hi, My hedgehog, Watson, has always seemed pretty healthy. He's older, about 2 1/2 years old. His eyes are clear, he eats well, he exercises pretty regularly. Lately his cage has been smelling really bad. I used to need to clean it every two weeks, then every week, now it starts to smell...
  7. Health
    Does anyone have insurance on their hedgies? Does anyone use VPI (now Nationwide)?
  8. Health
    Hello there! Fan of this forum, just joined to post this but I've lurked before! First, to clarify, by urgent I mean I may have to make this decision today, but probably tomorrow. I'm the owner of a 2 year ~10 month little guy (they grow up so fast!) named Mimsy, he's my first hedgehog. I've...
  9. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hey there! Here's the low down: I've had my hedgehog for about 6 months and for the past month or so he's had green tinged poops. There have been some that looked very mucousy and green and sometimes they've even looked normal and brown. It's kind of on and off, but it's been consistently on...
  10. Health
    I lost my Watson Sunday morning, and I really don't know what happened to him. Several months ago now I noticed he was suffering from very watery poop. His poop smelled downright foul, far worse than my other hedgehogs and was very runny. No mucus to it, just bad looking poop. I kept an eye on...
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