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i recently switched my hedgie's food from Pretty Pets to Wellness. It has been a couple days. Since then his poop has been very soft but still the same brown pigment. Is this okay and will his poop go back to normal(firm) soon? I would have switched slower but when I put the wellness in with the pretty pets, he just ate around the pretty pets and at the wellness, therefore i just filled it with all wellness.
Another thing i'm concerned about, i recently contracted a rare fungal infection from my hedgehog. It is now healing and some areas have an extremely thin layer of skin. (It looks like i got a second degree burn) he poked this area and i bled. Am i at risk that this fungus is now going to get into my blood stream? can i get sick? I know i'm supposed to be more careful with handling him but it happened while i was giving him a bath.
 

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I can't help with your second question, sorry...
But with the first, it's probably just the quick food change and he should be fine. :) It's much better for him to have a couple of soft stools than to be on the Pretty Pets any longer.
 

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yeah that's true; another addition to the "poop question" it also smells sooo strong. really bad too. i could smell it from across the room last night. :shock:
 

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it also wouldn't be a bad idea to add a second food to the mix and reduce the amount of wellness in the mix. usually do 1/3 wellness 2/3 other food, and he will eat all the wellness and move onto the other food. Any more than that and he gets really smelly poops.
 

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yeah i was thinking about doing two foods. maybe chicken soup? will that go well with wellness? it sounds silly but is there certain combinations to stay away from?
 
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