I was concerned when our hedgehog needed surgery, then the exotic vet warned myself and others that small critters do not constantly do well under anesthesia.
They’re just too delicate, and i decided to go ahead with it anyway! Either the hedgehog would have to have the surgery or she would have to be euthanized.
They’re just were not any other options. I was cheerful when she pulled through the anesthesia although I did not get to take her lake house for three more days. Then, as soon as she got lake house she started acting kind of strange. The normally reclusive hedgehog was laying out flat in her cage as though she was trying to cool herself down. I moved her cage next to the cooling system vent plus then I turned the cooling system up for her! Somewhere around 76°, the hedgehog finally started looking comfortable again. I had to put on a sweatshirt plus I felt kind of odd walking around the beach house in a sweatshirt in the middle of the summer. I love to keep the control component at around 74 degrees plus that temperature is usually just great for myself and others plus the hedgehog. That temperature is also great for our electric bill! However, I did not mind turning the cooling system down for a few days so that the hedgehog could know better. She did get better too. It took almost a month however now she has completely back to being her normal hedgehog self; You would not assume anything happened at all unless you looked for the scars, then my control component is back to normal as well; 74 degrees plus comfortable.