Hi there, I am just new to this forum but my hedgehog Dexie (1 1/2 years) is having a similar problem as to Nell-Bell. The poor thing has had multiple health issues since the beginning of the year. She first presented with blood/mucous when she went to the washroom so I thought it was an UTI. I took her to an exotic vet-she was put on antibiotics and X-ray was taken. The X-ray revealed an enlarged organ but they weren't sure which one. She then underwent an ultrasound where ii was found she had fluid and polyps in her vagina, diagnosis vaginitis. I ended up having her spayed. Two weeks after her spay she presented with the same blood/mucous when she went to the washroom. Right away I thought the spay hadn't worked but it turned out she now had colitis. The vet attributed it to her diet so they advised to switch her food and put her on probiotics. In retrospect, I think the colitis was due to not having the probiotics with the antibiotics. In total she had been on antibiotics for 3 weeks at two different times. Now her most recent problem has been what I thought was blood when she goes to the washroom. Back to the vet where they have done a urine dipstick, urine sediment test and blood test (White blood cell count and biochemistry panel). She doesn't have an infection but the urine dipstick showed hemoglobin in her urine. There were no RBCs detected on the dipstick but only a small amount microscopically visible on the urine sedimentation test. This issue is not reproductive or gastrointestinal related. They consider her healthy as she is eating, peeing, pooping and running. It really freaks me out seeing a dark spot in her urine all the time but the vet insists that it is not hurting her. I really don't understand how they can say that as something is lysing her RBCs. There will be times when I don't see the dark spot and I'll get so hopeful this has past and then it happens the next day again. I'm so frustrated and worried. The vet has recommended taking her off cat food altogether and putting her just on hedgehog food. The vet says that some hedgehogs can react to cat food this way but she didn't know why. Dexie is a very picky eater and loves her cat food but I have been weaning her off it and giving her hedgehog precision. Sorry for the long post but I was wondering if the Cosequin and mealworms have helped? Dexie only gets mealworms as a treat, like once a week as since the spay she has gained a lot of weight. So along with all this other stuff I have been trying to bring her weight down and since mealworms are high in fat she hasn't been getting them. Thanks.