sam got a cut in his mouth from biting on his millet stick and we didnt know he had the cut and it became very very infected. they did a fecal test and the vet said the infectoin was throughout his body and he wouldnt make it! well he did make it...i thinkit helped that i ahve worked at vets before so knew some signs to watch for. it was weird because the day before i took him to the vet i kept telling myf amily he was sick and he needed to go because his voice had changed. and then the next day i called the vet made an appointment and as i walked up the stairs he went into a fit and it looked like he was having a seizure but it was really just from the pain of it. he got some shots over a week and was on oral meds for 2 weeks and hated me for a month lol! he also slept 90% of the time and if he wasnt sleeping he just wanted to cuddle up to my neck for warmth. it was very scary we were all worried when we would uncover him that we would find him on the bottom of his cage thank goodness we didnt! oh yea and everyone watch for any subtle changes they can be deadly!!!