|Posted by Helen Broadhead on June 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM|
Hester hedgehog came home last night. She is a very poorly hedgehog.
She was given gas at the vets to calm her down and her teeth and mouth checked. Sadly she has had to have all her front teeth removed due to them being very loose and very painful for her. Her back teeth remain however these arent in very good condition but are well enough to stay.
She has gingivitis and has very swollen gums and mouth. She is less than half the body weight she should be.
She is now on a strict diet of scrambled egg and wet kitten food. Following this diet and her building her strength up we hope she will then be able to eat the correct diet of dried cat biscuits and hedgehog favourite of mealworms.
She has alot of getting better to do and we are just taking 1 day at a time at the moment.
Hester is so adorable
4 bunnies who arrived with us recently.
Mum bunny- Mia- Mum is heavily pregnant to her son!
Son- Jack- Jack has a rare eye condition in rabbits. Our vet has never seen this condition in rabbits before in the 20 + years of being a vet!!
He basically has an underdeveloped eye. As the eye is underdeveloped his body has grown a flap of skin to cover the eye. This is to protect the eye. At the vets we basically lifted the flap of skin up to look at his eye. (this was done under local anaesthetic of course). It doesnt cause him pain nor will it need any treatment. He will just be permanently blind in this eye.
2 baby girls (we will be having a fun naming competition for these) These are remarkably confirmed not pregnant!
Jack and the 2 girls have been booked in for neutering next week. Mum will be neutered as soon as she has had the babies and babies are old enough.
All bunnies are underweight and require alot of love and attention to get them back to full strength. All their teeth are remarkably good health consiering the diet they have had previously or the lack of it!
All have scars and bald patches due to previous fighting over food. This will all grown back and heal with time.
All bunnies have a good chance of becoming loving happy bunnies with just TLC. We are pleased with outcome of the vets appointment today as for these bunnies things could have been much worse!!