TIL that hedgehogs can suffer from ‘Balloon Syndrome’ where they inflate like a balloon after injury or infection and then need to be deflated to prevent permanent injury or worse.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon_syndrome

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  1. Thankfully it’s a relatively simple procedure to remedy, typically only needing a needle and a syringe to remove the air. Though it should only be done by a vet for obvious reasons.

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