I was distraught when our hedgehog needed surgery; The exotic vet warned me that small critters do not always do well under anesthesia.
They’re just too delicate, but i decided to go ahead with it anyway, either the hedgehog would have to have the surgery or he would have to be euthanized.
They’re just weren’t any other options. I was ecstatic when he pulled through the anesthesia but I didn’t get to take his lake house for three more afternoons. Then, as soon as he got lake house he started acting kind of strange. The normally reclusive hedgehog was kneeling out flat in his cage as though he was trying to cool herself down. I moved his cage next to the a/c system vent and then I turned the a/c system up for herâ€¦ Somewhere around 68°, the hedgehog finally started looking comfortable again. I had to put on a sweatshirt and I felt kind of weird walking around the apartment in a sweatshirt in the middle of the summer. I like to keep the thermostat at around 71 degrees and that temperature is usually just great for me and the hedgehog. That temperature is also superb for our electric bill, but however, I didn’t mind turning the a/c system down for a few afternoons so that the hedgehog could guess better. She did get better too. It took almost a month but now he is completely back to being his normal hedgehog selfâ€¦ You wouldn’t know anything happened at all unless you looked for the scars! My thermostat is back to normal as well; 71 degrees and comfortable.