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I woke up this morning and there was like, pawprints of blood lightly traced all over Juicebox's liner. I havent bought her a wheel yet so there is no wheel in there that she could've hurt herself on. I checked all the objects in her cage and nothing had blood on it. Could this be her period? Or maybe she hurt one of her nails with a loose string on her liner? Helppp. Oh the blood stopped by the time I had woken up by the way. And it was VERY light, like it dosent even look like blood.
 

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hedgehogs arent like us, they only ovulate,when directly in the prescence of a male, it might be a loose string, check her feet out, make sure all of her nails are there, none damaged, no cuts on her paws, just check and make sure u might have not thot of.hope juicebox is okay :)
 

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If you see nothing obvious where the blood has come from and given the fact that she had babies not long ago, a vet visit is in order to ensure there is no uterine infection or retained fetus.
 

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Be sure and check all of her legs immediately to make sure there isnt a loose string or hair wrapped around one of them cutting into the skin. There are reports of this all over the place and if the injury is real bad and left for too long it can lead to amputation.

By the way, how did her vet visit go Friday?
 

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Hedgieluver thanks. Ill make sure to check again. And Nancy, Im working on getting her to a vet. Thing is, the one my breeder recommended me to is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and when I called in last Thursday he was already gone. But I will make sure to get get to a vet asap. Also do you know if her having had babies has any effect on this? It was about 2 weeks ago. I wouldve thought what ever else had to have come out wouldve came out already no?
 

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Lol I did but I had to cancel it because my mom said we had no money. -_- She told me to ask the breeder for a cheaper one he recommended more and he told me Dr. Goldsmith up by dadeland mall. So im gonna see if I can take her on Tuesday. Also, I checked her all around and I have NOO idea from where that blood is coming. Im gonna give her a bath later on tonight and wash her paws really good to see if I missed something. Thanks for all the advice everyone. :)
 

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Lol I did but I had to cancel it because my mom said we had no money. -_- She told me to ask the breeder for a cheaper one he recommended more and he told me Dr. Goldsmith up by dadeland mall. So im gonna see if I can take her on Tuesday. Also, I checked her all around and I have NOO idea from where that blood is coming. Im gonna give her a bath later on tonight and wash her paws really good to see if I missed something. Thanks for all the advice everyone. :)
Once again, this is why someone without a job (be they a minor or not) should NOT own a pet that can be costly in upkeep....maybe you should consider a Beta as a pet until you get a job of your own so you can properly take care of these animals.....and to quote Reapers sig "Dont Worry about the cost of a vet, taxidermists are cheaper."
 

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Once again, this is why someone without a job (be they a minor or not) should NOT own a pet that can be costly in upkeep....maybe you should consider a Beta as a pet until you get a job of your own so you can properly take care of these animals.....and to quote Reapers sig "Dont Worry about the cost of a vet, taxidermists are cheaper."
I agree you She should at least know that blood is bad.
 

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Ok, so...Let me get this straight, starting from the very beginning...

1)Your hedgehog had a failed birth, and ate both of her babies. http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1965&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
This to me, is a big issue of concern. As many breeders have LOST their mothers due to failed birth. Now...Not trying to steal the thread, as it does somewhat relate to everything... I have a question for all the experienced breeders, as I too would love to know the experience that actual breeders have had and how they would handle the situation.

If your hedgehogs had a failed birth(still birth, ate babies, etc etc) would you find that a reason to be concerned and take your hedgehog to the vet as soon as possible?

2) Your hedgehog has discharge coming from her eyes http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2056&p=16493#p16493
Everyone told you that you should take her to the vet...In which you replied:
Juicebox said:
I made an appointment for a checkup for juicebox on friiidaaaay. :)
oh and it is at an EXOTIC VETERINARIAN. One of the ones on the list on this very site.
From there, we also get:
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"11. My hedgie has a runny nose and/or discharge from the eyes: Your hedgie may have an upper respiratory infection. These are quite easily treated by a vet, but may prove fatal if untreated."
3)You have now found blood. Again, vet? What happened to the vet appointment?
We're hit with this:
Juicebox said:
Lol I did but I had to cancel it because my mom said we had no money. -_-
However from here: http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1953&p=15906#p15906
We got:
Juicebox said:
Money isnt an issue, convincing my mom is. Which is not a problem.
So....Which is it?

You have a hedgehog that is in DIRE need to see a vet, and yet you keep refusing to treat her like your beloved pet and keep brushing injuries off one after the other. How long before you realize that....she needs to see a vet before it's too late? Please don't wait till she's knocking on death's door before you realize that a professional is needed.

Your mother and yourself need to be on the same page. Mine ALWAYS helps foot my bills for my animals if I ever need her help. Doesn't matter how much, she'll be there to help.
 

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I know when I was at home, if any of my pets were sick my Mom had no problem taking them to the vet. She even took a taxi into town to take my hamster in because it had hurt its leg, on a Sunday...so taxi fare, after hour call-in, x-rays...etc...no complaints from her because she agreed that if we take in an animal its our responsibility to take care of it properly...regardless of the cost.
 

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I cant really say anything about the posts before this because yeah its all true and whatever. And im not an idiot alesha stop disrespecting -_-. I really did call the vets but theres no excuses for all the things im saying that contradict each other. SORRY -_-. Anyways, Im gonna show my mom what I found on juicebox and defffff. were going to the vet on tuesday. Im calling tomorrow to make an appointment. So, like I said earlier, that I was gonna give Juicebox a bath to see if I could find something hidden that I didnt see before. Well, I picked her up and flipped her over and like right next to her leg like, underneath it, is like kinda like a ringworm type of thing but its all red and like if there was blood there but its not leaking. I washed it really good and tried to get a better look at it but Juicebox just wont let me touch it and dosent wanna be on her back. I got a few pictures but Im having complications getting them online because I dont know where the USB cord is.So my sister is using the SD card on her computer to get the pictures up. Ill get those up on here once I get them.
 

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In all honesty, don't worry about posting the pictures up. Worry about getting your girl to the vet, especially due to previous complications in her life.

Post the pictures after you've been to the vet, and let us all know what it is instead. Then we can ALL learn something.
 

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Okay so, the vet checked all her stomach and said there was nothing in there that any placenta or whatever that could be in there would be cleared out by the body itself. He checked the wounds she had and had no idea what it was from until, he flipped her over and noticed she has MANGE. -_- He said she probably scratched herself there trying to stop the itching. He injected her with medication and I have to go back in two weeks for the final dose. 106$ in total.
 

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good u found out what is wrong :D but then not wrong that sumi n is rong :| :(
 

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Yeah. Is Mange and Mites the same thing? Im scared he couldve injected ivermectin. He said i could either do the oral treatment or the injection. And he never told me what it was he only said it was something used for cows. He used a small amount. Oh and i found out juicebox's weight. Shes kinda fat. :eek: 318g.
 

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If it was injection then it was ivermectin. Topical ivermectin is safer but Revolution is the safest. The next time I would ask for a topical treatment.

318g is small so unless she is a very tiny boned hedgehog she isn't fat.
 

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Oh okay. Does it matter if I do one dose of ivermectin and the next time do revolution? And about her weight, he said she was kinda fat. That I should control how many mealworms I give her and that cat food is VERY high in fat and protein and blah blah and that I should feed her very little food.
 
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