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Old 09-04-2014, 11:20 PM Canada
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Default Worried about my little boy... He's wobbling

I feel like a really bad hedgie owner because I noticed about a month ago that my little Watson had a bit of a wobble to his walk. I did all the research I could and nothing really turn up, apart from WHS and maybe an ear infection. At the time, it didn't seem like something I should be to worried about.

But lately I've noticed he hasn't been as active, hasn't been awake as much and hasn't really used his wheel. So tonight, I watched him wake up and come out to eat, which is when I sort of panicked. He's wobbling quite badly. I don't think it's his feet though, because he seems to have full use of them when I pick him up and hold him.

Anyone have any ideas what might be wrong and how to help him?

I will be trying to make a vet appointment for him soon, but I am also of the mind that if it is his time, it might be best to let him go.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:47 PM United States
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It is possible it it WHS, I don't know enough about it to make any guess. I just wanted to suggest that you double check the temp in his cage and maybe boost it up a couple of degrees, as hedgehogs get older they sometimes need warmer temperatures. A vet appointment would be good, if it is something fixable they will fix it, if not at least you will know. Sending good thoughts for your little guy.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:32 PM Canada
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Thank you so much Raindog! Turning up the heat seems to have worked perfectly! Whew!

I even went and got him a heat lamp today, just to make sure, and he seems back to his normal self thus far.

I will keep you all posted on any new developments, should there be any. But he seems fine.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:55 AM United States
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You're welcome! That's great, it is so happy when it is something easy. Yes, please keep us updated if any change, but I think he will be OK.
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