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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone dealt with hydrocephalus?

I have a wee rescue baby here who may have a mild form of it, and am trying to collect owner's experiences on it to see what I may expect in the future if my little Edamame makes it to the future?


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I've seen it with squirrels we rescue, their head has a different shape and they are a bit slow and retarded. their tails also curl like a cork screw usually. A lot don't make it, and the few that do usually end up looking pretty normal at maturity.

we get it pretty often since we get babies that are found by people and a lot of times the mother threw it out knowing it had something wrong.
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A friend of mine from another forum has/had a rat with Hydro. If you'd like, I can tell you the name of the forum. Just PM me.

Good Luck, she's a little cutie though!

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Lilspaz, here is a pic of my friend Therese's rat who had Hydro.

His name was 51 (Area 51)
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Lilspaz, here is a pic of my friend Therese's rat who had Hydro.

His name was 51 (Area 51)
poor little one. Yeah, Edamame doesn't have the typical domed head but has a lot of the symptoms which made me think of a mild case.

She's doing better now but this wee thing (54 g) I think is much older than she looks (4-5 weeks) since she's starting her first molt (6-7 weeks).

I love her to bits!






but she and the other 2 babies from that particular situation STUFF themselves with blocks, its almost scary.

She looks pregnant and due soon.

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She's a cutie, I hope she's alright!


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she is sooo very cute!
i think the fact her head isn't that big should make it ok. She'll develop slower and maybe stay small, but she seems to me to be ok.
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She's a cutie!! Give her tummy rubs from all of us!

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