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  1. Respiratory Infections
    My little guy, Ali (3 y.o.), has started squeaking when I pick him up. I thought he might've been congested or have a possible URI, but he hasn't been sneezing much and when I hold him close to listen to him breathe I don't hear wheezing. He hasn't been drinking much water at all the past few...
  2. Teeth & mouth issues
    Hey there, So my hedgehog was diagnosed with oral cancer on the lower jaw the other day. The vet says the tumor is most likely an aggressive type of cancer, and it has already started to affect his teeth and jaw. I’ve been looking through all the forms and have learned that oral cancer is one of...
  3. General Questions
    Hi Everyone, Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend. I have a few questions about my baby Hedgie, whose name is Spike. He's the first hedgehog I've owned, so I'm still inexperienced. Here are some fast facts about Spike and what I've observed: Spike Details --------------- 1) Age: 16 weeks...
  4. 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...
  5. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    I'm not sure how long it has been there but only noticed it these past 3 days. At first I thought it was poop but it's become very noticeable. The lump is hard and it's around 2 cm big situated right next to his belly specifically left of his belly when flipped. We're taking him to the vet...
  6. Health
    Hey guys! I'm worried about my 3 year old hedgehog, Phoebe. She started losing quills, hair and shedding skin flakes like crazy about two months ago. I gave her a sulfur lime bath (worked previously in the past) but it didn't help her. After a couple oatmeal baths and oils I took her to her vet...
  7. Respiratory Infections
    My baby boy Bolt is about 8 months old and I've had him for just over five months! When I first got him, I was living at home and was initially very paranoid about a URI because he seemed to be sneezing and licking his nose a lot. After a few weeks, the sneezing subsided but he kept licking his...
  8. Teeth & mouth issues
    Hello! So I've had Mrs Tiggy Winkle for around a year (shes maybe 2? I was given her by someone who was leaving the country) Anyway, she has suddenly grown a large lump on the side of her lip, it has blood speckled on it. She was given medication however it hasn't shown any effect on her lip...
  9. Respiratory Infections
    Hello all! I'm brand spanking new to the hedgehog world (as in just got 5 week old baby Monty on 3 days ago) so I have lots of new mom anxiety! I've had Monty for a very short time (see above) but I noticed that she makes this weird snuffling sound like she's trying to blow something out of...
  10. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, I have a 7 month old male hedgehog who did something I've never seen him do, and it worried me a little bit. He was walking around, but then stopped to stretched out his front legs and his back legs, all the way until he was laying completely flat for a split second, then got back up and...
  11. Health
    Hello! I've posted here once before and it helped out a lot. Previously, Biscuit was having issues that required exploratory surgery. They discovered that her ovaries had calcified and needed to be removed. That was back in October/Novemberish, and she has since recovered. For the past month...
  12. Respiratory Infections
    Hi all, My Quilly was acting weird the last week or two, and I thought it was because he didn't have a light schedule for 2 days - the light timer was broken and I didn't know it. Yesterday I brought him to the exotic vet, and they kept him overnight. Nothing was truly obvious, until they were...
  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. General Questions
    Hi all, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place or not, so I'm sorry about that. First time posting. I have a hedgehog who is a little over a year old. He's a grumpy little guy, but things are going well with him. I recently upgraded to a pretty big cage for him, so I have an...
  15. General Questions
    i'm watching this adorable little guy for a friend, and possibly adopting him after (her schedule has grown too thick to continue watching him). while watching him, i noticed a few quirks. for one, he never ever ever balls up. he'll puff and puff. sticking his quills on end and giving signs for...
  16. Health
    Sam is rescue got in the family a couple months back always had a small bump on was leg, but it stated to grow about 3 weeks ago ever seen something like this he had hygiene issues in is past life been keeping him clean his almost back to health except for the growth SAM has no problem moving...
  17. Skin
    Title explains it all, I got her recently so she's still very shy, this is the best picture I can get... From my digging, I've seen pictures similar to this stating it is a ringworm infection. So far after handling her, there are no signs of ringworm infection on me but just to make sure. I'm...
  18. General Questions
    Hello everyone, before I start I just want to say that I have been browsing this forum for days now and have not found a similar case to what my hedgy has. About a week ago my hedgy Hootie start leaning to one side, at first he could walk fine he just had a little slant. Later that day he...
  19. Health
    Hello, My hedgehog, Sandy, is a 2 y.o. female. She eats grain-free salmon flavored cat food everyday -- she has eaten the same brand for a year. She runs on a wheel every night and gets fed and checked on every day. Today I noticed she had eaten her entire bowl of food last night. Usually she...
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