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Sudden lethargy?

danuutka

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My boy Ozzie has suddenly started acting really lethargic. He is my wild child, who is never still, and up to something naughty, so this seems really off. He’s eating, drinking, pooping fine - he’s just really overly tired. He’s usually exploring, climbing on anything he can, and causing chaos.

In the past day he’s just seems so sleepy. Like he’s not asking to come out of his cage (which he always does relentlessly), he’s just asleep, and when we take him out, he just takes himself somewhere to sleep. I’ve had a general check on him, his weight has remained relatively similar in the past few days (daily weighing after he lost a tooth), and he seems generally fine.

But like I said, he just seems really drowsy. When I pick him up, he bites me within 30 seconds to tell me to put him down, and if I try having lap time, he runs off in seconds. Just now, he has been laid on my chest for 15 minutes. Usually, I’d be absolutely over the moon, but this just ISN’T Ozzie.

Is there anything else I can check for? Usually my vets only accept appointments if appetite/pooing has changed, so they would turn me away if I called.
 

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My boy Ozzie has suddenly started acting really lethargic. He is my wild child, who is never still, and up to something naughty, so this seems really off. He’s eating, drinking, pooping fine - he’s just really overly tired. He’s usually exploring, climbing on anything he can, and causing chaos.

In the past day he’s just seems so sleepy. Like he’s not asking to come out of his cage (which he always does relentlessly), he’s just asleep, and when we take him out, he just takes himself somewhere to sleep. I’ve had a general check on him, his weight has remained relatively similar in the past few days (daily weighing after he lost a tooth), and he seems generally fine.

But like I said, he just seems really drowsy. When I pick him up, he bites me within 30 seconds to tell me to put him down, and if I try having lap time, he runs off in seconds. Just now, he has been laid on my chest for 15 minutes. Usually, I’d be absolutely over the moon, but this just ISN’T Ozzie.

Is there anything else I can check for? Usually my vets only accept appointments if appetite/pooing has changed, so they would turn me away if I called.
Please contact your vet re. a potential heart problem/heart failure. This is serious.
 

muffinmarshmallow1

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I would see if there is another vet you could go to to get your little buddy checked out.
 

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Hi, please do try vet practices! Mine sees them regardless of symptoms and we’d rather see a healthy pet and ease worry then turn away- most practices are like this. Hopefully it is nothing but please do check
 
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