Common Health Issues in Hedgehogs and How to Avoid Them
Do you know the typical hedgehog health issues you can encounter when you have an exotic pet? Do you know what to look for when your pet is ill? We’ll give you a few ideas to help the new pet owner, but you will find out much more at your first wellness visit to the clinic.
Common hedgehog health issues
Vomiting or diarrhea
Increased or decreased appetite
Weight gain or loss
Loss of quills
Tilting the head
Drainage from the ear
Sneezing, coughing, or wheezing, especially at rest
Common after the third year of age
Obvious tumor may or may not be present
Other signs your hedgehog may need an exotic pet vet
Loose or broken teeth
Pain or stiffness when moving
Hedgehog wellness tips
Seek medical care for signs of distress, especially at rest
Buy toys made specifically for your hedgehog to minimize injuries
Put in a hiding place like a box or wood hiding house
Always allow access to water in a clean bowl
Clean and change bedding and litter often
Get regular checkups at the exotic pet vet every six to twelve months
Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic has the skills, experience, and equipment to provide proper care for your hedgehog. Your pet needs specialized care because they are a unique member of the family. Help your pet live a long life by using our services each year to provide a routine check and wellness exam. If you ever need emergency services or diagnostic testing, we have the leading equipment in the industry to make sure your pet gets the best care.
To find out more about hedgehog wellness tips or to get your first visit scheduled, call our office today at 516-482-1101.