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January 9, 2009

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Murray, the Pet of the Day
Name: Murray
Age: Five years old
Gender: Male
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA
   Here is a picture of my five-year-old hedgehog Murray from Lawrenceville, NJ. He is adorable. He had to have surgery last week on his leg due to some kind of growth or abscess. It could be cancer, but if it is, there is nothing we can do. So, we are just monitoring his progress after they removed the growth (he was under anesthesia - a full out surgery) and he is doing great!! He is eating and drinking up a storm - he is even eating a little cookie dough that I gave him as a treat (see the little piece in the attached picture). He is a real trooper - even the vet and the vet techs were so impressed with how friendly he was during the whole traumatic process. He is a really good boy.

    Update: He is now doing really well!! He's gained some weight, and he isn't sleeping on one side as much anymore. He eats cat food, there is special hedgie food I mix in and he loves mealworms. Sometimes I give him some sweets - he seems to like yogurt and even cookie dough!

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