Stocking your Hedgehog First Aid Kit

Here is a basic list of things that are good to keep on hand for all hedgehog owners. Please consult a vet before administering any home treatments. Emergency Supplies:

  • You Vet's phone number and the number of a 24 hour emergency clinic that treats hedgehogs
  • 1 Can of Hills Perscription Diet A/D - Canine/ Feline wet food (Available from your vet) - For thin, sick, or under-nourished hedgehogs; helps put on some weight.
  • 1 Tube of either Marshall's Ferret FlavorVite, 8 in 1 FerretVite, or Nutri-Cal for Ferrets - High Calorie paste for hedgehogs that can't keep weight on.
  • Bagbalm - Has anticeptic properties as well as numbs pain and tastes icky. Also good for those tatty ears.
  • Bedadine - For cleaning and dieinfecting wounds.
  • Small Nail Clippers
  • Corn Starch or Flour - For accidential nips when trimming nails.
  • Portable Heat Source - For transporting a cold hedgehog to the vet.
  • Syringes: 1 curved tip dental syringe, 1 1ml small syringe - for medications or force weeding/ watering.
  • Clean hand towel - for drying hedgehog.
  • Clean warm blanket
  • Q-tips
  • Tweezers
  • Magnifing Glass (to get a better look at a small wounds or ingrown quills)
  • Scissors
  • Saliene - for eye injuries.
  • Oatmeal bath (Aveeno Bath) - To sooth skin irritated from Quilling.
  • Pedialyte or Gatorade for dehydration.