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Old 10-10-2015, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So three days ago (October 6) I weighed my almost 14 month old hedgehog (who is very small) and her weight ringed up as 253 g. Today (three days later October 9) her weight rang up as 244 g. She could just be naturally small, but of course I am worried about her. I am switching her from her food that was 8% fat to Blue Baffalo cat food which is 15% fat. We got some free samples of kitten food which was 21% fat, I am trying one piece tonight of it.

I am really worried about her what should I do? Should I take her wheel out (probably not).
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try doing limited wheel time if you're really worried. But keep in mind that weight can vary a surprising amount depending on the time that you weigh her. If you weigh before she's pooped one time, then after another time, the weight can differ by as much as 15-20 grams! Weighing is typically good to watch for trends, to see if they consistently lose weight or consistently gain. If it's just a minor fluctuation, it shouldn't be a huge concern. If she seems to consistently drop several grams each time you weigh her over a couple of weeks, that might be more of a red flag.
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