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Old 03-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I brought home my new baby tonight. A rescue ended up appearing locally, so I decided to take it on. I don't know if its a male or female or how old it is.... I feel bad calling it an "it", so we'll say "he". He's pretty scared. I'm taking him to the vet on Thursday. Hopefully they can tell me so I can come up with a name! He's really scared, but I was able to give him a quick bath. I wouldn't have normally done it on the first night, but there were roaches crawling on him from the bedding being so dirty. He was in horrific conditions. Here's a pic! He's currently curled up with his luvee in his igloo. This was when he was exploring his cage.

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Old 03-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, he/she is adorable. Update us on the vet visit when you have it. I love the liners in the cage. Very cute. You could go with unisex names like: Jamie, Terry, Chris, Sam, etc. (you can tell, I'm not very good at waiting).
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The one that I had intended to get was going to be named Chowder. I thought about just keeping it "Chowder", but it makes me sad I can't still get the other one. I love your kiddos' names. I have a hamster named Harvey and rats named Isabella and her daughter Isadora.
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Try putting him/her in a clear tupperware container or something like that - you'll be able to look from underneath.
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Try putting him/her in a clear tupperware container or something like that - you'll be able to look from underneath.
OH! Good idea.
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Roaches?! Ohmygoodness. So sad. But he/she is so so adorable!
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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IT'S A BOY! He let me look! And he took mealworms from me! And he licked my nose when I told him the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf who huffed and puffed just like him... I have no life lol. I'm thinking about naming him Wesley.
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Love it!
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I took little Wesley to the vet today (couldn't fathom waiting until Thursday if he did have mites). The vet said he's a healthy baby boy, approx. 1 year old, excellent teeth, no mites, and he had his nails trimmed. She said he's slightly underweight and recommended Mazuri insectivore diet. Thoughts? Poor baby had to be sedated for us to get a look. She made a point that when he left my hands, he was extremely pissed until he was back in my hands, and then he was only slightly pissed. She thinks he's going to be bonded to me, and only me. That's fine with me
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I would not feed Mazuri hedgehog food. Commercial hedgehog foods are not very good to begin with and that is one of the worst. There are preservatives in it that have been known to cause cancer. (that is if I'm getting my stories straight, someone else can back me up on that) It is recommended here on HHC that you feed a mix of high quality cat foods. There is a great list on the forums to help. I don't know why vets always suggest that, one I took Diggory tried to also. They aren't very up to date on hedgehog information it seems.
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