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Old 08-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Let me start off by saying I tried searching for my answer and I'm sure it's here somewhere but I can't seem to find it so I apologize if I'm being repetitive.

I am a new hedgie owner and I have only had my little guy for 2 weeks now, so I have a lot to learn still. I'm forever worried about him and checking on him. Which leads me to my question...

Is it normal for him to eat all of his food one night and the next only eat maybe 1/4 of it? and I'm sure because the way he is eating is causing my next concern...Some days he poops A LOT (i know it's gross sorry) and then other days I only find a couple spots in or under his wheel. He has never gone all night without pooping, though so I'm not sure if there is even a problem. If anyone has any ideas or notices the same thing, I would love some feedback!!

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Becky..and Thorne of course :P
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Roxie does the same thing. Her weight has not changed much, so I never worried about it. And she poops enough one day to make up for the next day. She has never gone without a movement, so I think all is well. But someone with more experience will be along soon with an answer no doubt.

Thorne is super cute by the way!
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, it can be normal. Some will pig out for a night, then not the next. Some eat the same amount every night, others vary from night to night and of course the less they eat, the less they poop.
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thank you guys so much!! i feel better already..well i will just let him eat and poop in peace without hovering over him like a mother hen
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ah, you'll still hover. It's all part of being a hedgie mama.
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