Pictorial Index:
Disorders Of The African Pygmy Hedgehog
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WARNING: Some of the following photos are extremely graphic.

Bacterial infection of unknown etiology. This hedgehog died from it's illness.

Quill loss from uncertain etiology. Probable cause; allergies. Quill loss can be caused by anything from
allergies, ringworm (fungus) or bacterial infections. Occasionally a hormonal inbalance
plays a role.

Pickering being put under anesthesia for surgery.

Pickering undergoing skin biopsy.

Pickering being sutured up after his biopsy.
(Photos compliments of Pickering and Deborah Kirksey)

Miss Murray: Malignant tumor of the jaw.
(Photo compliments of Heather Johnson).

The following 3 photos are of a gangrenous leg that had to be amputated due to a thread which had been wrapped
around the hedgies leg that went unnoticed by it's owner. At the time of this writing, this
particular hedgehog is doing quite well now, although I have known others who didn't survive.

(Photos compliments of Jeanne Stanoch and Chelle Ledet):

Photo of leg prior to amputation.

Surgical removal of the gangrenous leg.

Gangrenous leg after amputation.

The following photo is of a little hedgehog named Shadow, who was taken in as a rescue by Linda Edwards. He was
so severely infested with mites, his face is permanently disfigured, he is almost entirely blind, and his
immune system is so compromised, that even a year later he is on meds to help hold back the skin
infections that keep coming back.
(Photos compliments of Linda Edwards):

The following 3 photos show Patience, another rescue hedgehog,
taken in by Lori Keller who was biten by a rat
who's owner had caged them together.
(Photos compliments of Lori Keller):

Picture of wound site.

Picture of actual scab after it had fallen off.

Picture of the infectious pus that came out with barely a touch.


The sores shown here were caused by a staph infection, of the strep strain. Staph infections,
if caught early enough, and depending on the type, can be curable.

Pictures Coutesy of: Trisha Neece and her hedgie Cinnamon.

X-ray of a hedgehog.
(Photo compliments of Lori Keller)