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  1. Health
    What exactly is clostridium overgrowth? Bacteria that's normally there in small numbers What are possible side effects for the overgrowth? Appetite decrease and decreased gut health What causes the overgrowth? Stress or eating something new
  2. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Whoops. Warning: lots of poop talk ahead. Our routine: I wake her up by taking her hide off her, and then leave her alone for a bit to wake up. She'll generally eat some kibble, but after about five minutes will start trying to burrow to go back to sleep. At that point, I pick her up and give...
  3. Health
    I am super worried that my hedgehog's poop is not normal! I spot clean his cage everyday very thoroughly so I know that all of this poop is from the last 20 ish hours. It just looks super watery and I don't know what to do. He is 4 months old and I got him a week ago. At first, I had him on a...
  4. General Questions
    Hi I just got a baby hedgehog (12 weeks old) and I have had him for three days now. I know from doing research that when a hedgehog is initially moved to a new home they will have different eating and poop colors for a bit as they adjust. However, my baby has small dark firm poops right now...
  5. Health
    Hello everyone, I got my first hedgie 3 days ago. She is around 2 months old. I did my research before, but I still just want to ask your opinions as well. Since the first day (we saw first poop all around the travel box) she is pooping and peeing all around when she is out and when she is in...
  6. Feet and legs
    Hey everyone! Quick backstory: My little Hermione had a rather unpleasant experience with a bit of loose string lately, she wrapped it around her foot and cut off the blood circulation for a short while. Luckily I discovered the issue very quick and got rid of the string and brought her to the...
  7. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    My hedgie Olive has suffered various health issues throughout her life. Recently, she has been dealing with elimination issues for several months now. The issue is that whenever I see her she always has a bit of dried poop stuck in her anus. I have been giving her a soak in warm water and...
  8. Wheels
    Hello everyone! I am becoming very frustrated with our current wheel situation. I have tried several different products and I just can't seem to find a permeant solution for our 1 year old hedge, Popeye. Currently, I am using You & Me Exercise saucer in large. It's working so far, but only...
  9. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hi guys! I have had my new baby hedgie Pixie for a little over a week now. She has settled in well and is very social. I havent changed her diet at all since i got her form the breeder, but her poops are now green and runny. Is this something i should get her checked at the vet for? My breeder...
  10. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hello. I am a new hedgehog owner and I feel like I freak out about any sudden change. I have not had a hedgehog before but have been doing my research and making changes to my care. His name is Pete and I think he’s 3-4 months old - I don’t know his exact age. I have noticed that his poop has...
  11. General Questions
    My hedgie, Hurley, is about 3 years old. At about 1 1/2, I introduced him to empty cardboard boxes and he LOVES to poop in them. For the most part, that is where he poops. He also likes to poop on his wheel, but what hedgie doesn't? Now that he associates cardboard boxes with pooping, he poops...
  12. General Questions
    I got my hedgehog about 3 days from a local breeder I fed him 2 live super worm and banana this afternoon and then tonight when I place him down in his play pen he suddenly poop 3x times after I put him back to his cage and he didn't move and pose like this really concern about the poop.
  13. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    I need help! I've had a hedgehod for about a month and a half and a few weeks ago I noticed blood stains around her cage. When I gave her a bath, I noticed it was coming from her underside, so I assumed it was coming from her vagina. I called a few vets offices and none could give me a straight...
  14. Health
    Hoping to get some advice please. A few days ago when getting Yuki out for the evening I noticed a little vomit patch in his sleeping area. It was quite small and I didnt think much of it as he's done it several times before in the past (usually whenever we tried to feed him an insect during...
  15. Wheels
    I switched my hedgehog from the silent spinner to the Carolina Storm Bucket Wheel and it has been about a month. Hezzie really loves his new wheel and runs excessively every night. Although I have it tilted + litter pan, I am still finding the wheel very, very, very dirty. I think this is...
  16. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi, This has been happening for a while now. When I wake up my hedgie (10.5 months old) and he goes for his first poop/pee of the day he squeaks (sometimes quite loud). I looked and his pee looks clean yellow so I am assuming he might have a slight constipation. On the following poops he...
  17. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hello, I would just like to start out this post by saying this is just a question regarding curiosity and not really because I have any concerns. I have currently had my hedgehog for 4 months, he is six months old. Ever since I got him he has had some green poop. Not all of it is green, but...
  18. Health
    My hedgie is having trouble pooping when i give him footbaths. I never really see him poop in his cage so I'm not sure if it's just the water or what. He tries to poop in the water and usually he can do it with no problem but recently I noticed it takes him a couple minutes to get it out...
  19. Health
    Hey guys, So my hedgehog has spent the past week with a female in his cage for breeding. She left about two days ago and I noticed yesterday that he had some liquid stool in his cage. It was only in one spot and there was some solid stool too so I wasn't too concerned. I completely cleaned out...
  20. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, Forgive me for my long message but I have a few questions that have been percolating in my mind. My hedgehog's name is Chuck and I got her August 28th around 6 weeks old (by my calculation she was born mid-July). I was reading on the this site that hedgehogs typically get their adult...
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