Hilde’s shy about eating so I put her in a magic food tunnel. She started chowing down on the ground chicken I made for her! I’ve never seen her this excited about food that wasn’t mealworms.
Hopefully she won’t get tired of it and I’ll be able to put some more grams on her.

So Hilde’s vet diagnosed her with WHS today. Of course there is no definitive test, but the doctor is very confident.

We will continue to provide her with the best quality of life we can, and monitor her weight and level of mobility.

I have already made some modifications to her cage to help her get around. Her food and water dishes are separated with walls for support while she is eating and drinking. And her tube has a textured bottom so she doesn’t slip and slide all the way to her potty area behind her house.

She is still able to get around well enough to eat, drink and go to the bathroom. Although she can’t use her wheel anymore, she is having fun burrowing around in the blankets on the couch with me.

I would be glad to answer any questions you might have about Hilde, Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome, or the cage modifications I have made, and will continue to update the blog with Hilde’s shenanigans. 

Hilde’s feeling a little weird today. She doesn’t want to sit with me so she’s snuggled up in the blankets. 
She did have some mealies and a little bit of a mush I cooked up with her food, some squash and some banana. It seemed to taste pretty good but she didn’t sit still very long.

Hilde’s feeling a little weird today. She doesn’t want to sit with me so she’s snuggled up in the blankets.
She did have some mealies and a little bit of a mush I cooked up with her food, some squash and some banana. It seemed to taste pretty good but she didn’t sit still very long.

Pild had a pretty good day. She’s almost back up to her normal weight. She had some baby food, a little bit of carnivore care and a cat treat!
She also went to town on a handful of mealworms, which she hasn’t done in a while. So she’s feeling good.
I did make the decision to take her second room off her cage and remove her wheel. She doesn’t use the wheel anymore and was still going in there to potty but it seems like even that’s tough for her now.
She’s having fun getting to scoot around and burrow on the mattress tho!

It’s been almost three weeks since Hilde’s vet visit. She’s eating fine and feeling pretty good. But she’s still not able to use her hind legs very well. 
It looks like the next move will be to go back to the vet for X-rays and blood tests. 
But at least she’s a happy hog!

It’s been almost three weeks since Hilde’s vet visit. She’s eating fine and feeling pretty good. But she’s still not able to use her hind legs very well.
It looks like the next move will be to go back to the vet for X-rays and blood tests.
But at least she’s a happy hog!