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i left on vacation friday and i came back today. i went to pick up my hedgy and i noticed on her neck a big bloody scab :shock: . it looks like she rubbed her neck on something, until she started bleeding, and now it dried out and its all red and scabby. i check her cage and there no blood any where. Also her nails are getting long because he lady that usally cuts them is out of town so i cant get them cut, if that has something to do with this.
 

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no way of knowing what it is from....was the little one left alone while you were gone or did someone hedgie sit? it is not recommended that you leave them alone even just over night much less for an entire weekend, and this is just a small example of why.
 

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Did the sitter mention anything about the scab or say that they saw your hedgie bleeding? What did they have to say about what or how that happened?

May want to try giving her a bit of a water rinse, no soap, to try to soften the scab and maybe try to clean it a bit so you can actually see what is wrong. Dab on some regular strength polysporin or neosporin(must be regular).

Call your vet on Monday, and make an appointment asap, so they can get a clear look and make sure no infections are setting in, maybe even give you some antibiotics, just in case.
 

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I gave her a bath and tried to put polysporin on it but then she started bitting at it, like knawing on her neck. I live about 4 hours away from any exotic vet(i live up north in ontario). i guess i got to book a apointament, what should i do until then?
 

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There's not much you can do until then. Just keep it as clean as you can to prevent infection.

Is she on liners? If she's on loose bedding, I'd suggest putting her on paper towels, so there's no loose bedding sticking to her. If liners, then there's nothing to change.

Can you get a good look at it? And assuming you had a sitter, what did they say about it, and how much blood was lost?

Watch her activity level tonight. Check to make sure she is eating her usual number of kibble, drinking water, and using her wheel. If she seems lethargic in any way, make sure she's eating and drinking and is warm.
 

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Don't put anything on it. Give her a bath, pat it dry and leave it alone. Sometimes putting something on injuries will make it worse as then the hedgehog will start to chew at it because of what's on it.

Where in northern Ontario? I know people in various locations up north that might be able to recommend a vet.
 

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lily00 said:
i left on vacation friday and i came back today. i went to pick up my hedgy and i noticed on her neck a big bloody scab :shock: . it looks like she rubbed her neck on something, until she started bleeding, and now it dried out and its all red and scabby. i check her cage and there no blood any where. Also her nails are getting long because he lady that usally cuts them is out of town so i cant get them cut, if that has something to do with this.


Do you mean you picked her up out of her house?
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Picked her up from a pet sitter?

Was there a wheel she could have rubbed against the edge of? Could she have got stuck between the cage and the wheel? It's hard to visualize without more details. I hope she is better soon.
Good luck at your vet appointment! :)
 
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