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Update on the little girl. She’s doing a bit better, still can’t walk but she does move a little at night and is trying very hard. She eats like a champ and slowly gains some weight! I hope she will be up and walking soon.

Update on the little girl. She’s doing a bit better, still can’t walk but she does move a little at night and is trying very hard. She eats like a champ and slowly gains some weight! I hope she will be up and walking soon.

Anonymous sent: Hello! I have an issue; I woke up this morning & one of my african pygmy hedgehog's eye is slightly clouded & a little bulging out. SHe was fine last night. she is two years old & we have never had any health issues with her. Need advice whta to do! Thanks

With something like this it’s best to take them to the vet. Eye problems are not uncommon in APH. Sometimes they hurt themselves with their quills which often results in losing an eye… or they scratch it out if it’s hurting.
They can get harmless cataracts too when they age, which leaves them (partially) blind but the eye shouldn’t be more bulgy. Ulcerations in the eye can leave it cloudy too.
She could lose her eye if it’s protruding. I’m not a vet so I can’t tell you what’s causing it but I would have her checked out just to be sure.
Hedgehogs usually do just fine living with one eye (or none at all) since they have bad eyesight to begin with and rely mostly on their sense of smell and hearing. But I hope it’s nothing serious and she can keep it! Fingers crossed for your little girl!

The tumblr app on my phone isn’t working properly (does anyone else have this problem? It just stops working and closes out of nowhere) and it froze when I was deleting a message and deleted a couple of them instead. So if you’ve send me a message in the past couple of days and I haven’t answered it yet, I might have accidentally deleted it. Sorry! Please send it again, I only remember a few of the urls and most of them were anon messages.

virotoxic replied to your post: rukrym-myrkur replied to your post: Li…

How IS it pronounced?

Like this. Not that I am pronouncing it correctly all the time, it’s much easier for me to say it with my own accent.

Dis food is the good stuff

Dis food is the good stuff

Anonymous sent: Your hedgehogs are such adorable goofballs, after seeing your blog it makes me want a hedgehog even more than I already did and I know I have a source of all kinds of information about how to take care of them properly since you're such a dedicated owner! Thanks for the awesome blog!

Thank you, that’s a big compliment! ♥

Anonymous sent: I don't know if know it, but Neosporin is pet safe. I don't know if it's available everywhere, but it's good for general healing. My hedgie had a cut on the bridge of his nose and he would eat the honey-ointment off it it! (Turns out he likes honey.) So, we switched to neosporin and he was less prone to licking at it.

Yes, Neosporin can be used on hedgehogs (not for everything though from what I’ve heard, but I am not an expert. My country is a bit more careful with antibiotics so you can only buy them with a prescription from the doctor). My boyfriend brought it from the US so I could use it on Týr’s wound but he completely flipped out when I put it on… he was jumping, hissing and trying to bite at the wound. Maybe he didn’t like the smell although he didn’t react when I was holding it in front of him. I haven’t used it since but I have heard of people using it without any problems. The honey ointment worked fine for him though, it’s good to try different things! Every hedgehog is different. I think Neosporin works for a lot of hedgies but it’s always good to ask your vet first! Thanks for the tip.

rukrym-myrkur replied to your post: Little rescue girl is still doing well…

Idun would not be the proper icelandic pronounciation for a word with ð in it. Sorry, not trying to sound rude.

I know, it is not the pronunciation. It’s the Anglicized version which I will be using when I’m on my phone (which doesn’t have the ð)

(Also, we almost have the same url! My main blog is rukrym).