Hedgehogs are susceptible to respiratory infections, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungal agents.
External parasites like mites and fleas can affect hedgehogs. They can cause skin irritation, hair loss, and discomfort for the hedgehog.
Obesity is a common health issue in pet hedgehogs. It can result from a diet that is too high in fat or overfeeding.
WHS is a progressive neurological disorder that affects hedgehogs. It causes a loss of muscle control and coordination, leading to wobbling and difficulty walking.
Dental problems can arise in hedgehogs, particularly if their diet lacks proper dental wear. Overgrown teeth or dental abscesses can cause pain and difficulty eating.