||Five years old|
||African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA|
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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