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.