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Old 09-18-2011, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I brought home Asher yesterday.
And I played with him some last night.
And all through the night he was drinking, eating and running on his wheel.
But now he isn't getting up, he got up at around this time yesterday.
Is this weird or do they just wake up randomally.
I tried coaxing him with a banana but to no avail.
He is still curled up.
Tips? Tricks? Ideas?
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is he staying curled up even if you pick him up? Is he huffing or curled up quilly and quiet? If the later, he might be too cool and attempting hibernation. Get him up and make sure he responds to you.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He is quiet in quills all up.
How do I get him up?
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pick him up and hold him on you. If he remains quilly and quiet, he is most likely attempting hibernation. What temperature is his cage?
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its almost impossible to hold him hes so prickly right now
i am holding him in my shirt right
(explains the lack of grammar)
its not cold but i got him yesterday and wasnt expecting him until tommorrow
so i dont have a thermometer
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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he is in my shirt and i have him wrapped in two layers of fleece
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Use a small cloth if necessary to hold him. Your hands will get used to the quills in time.

Is he is a quilly unresponsive ball? Usually, when we get them up, even if they are being grumpy and they stay in the ball, they are still moving and making huffing sounds.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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he isnt making noise
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is a concern. He is very possibly cold. Do you have a human heating pad? If so, turn it on low, and him on a towel on it and lay it on you. Make certain he does not warm up too quickly. If he gets responsive after being on the warmth for a while, then he was attempting hibernation.
If you don't have a heating pad, you can put a towel in the dryer for a few minutes to get it warm and wrap him in it. Or, lay him close to your skin to get warm from you.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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he is slowly opening but i'm gonna get a heating pad
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