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Old 07-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedge started pooping a lot less. Like 1/3 or less of the amount she was making some time ago. She will be 5 months age exactly 2 days from now. Is it normal? She doesn't look skinny or ill. When she came home, 2 months ago, i was giving her Royal Canin 40 Light, the same food the previous owner was giving. After i started mixing Royal Canin 27 Indoor, she simple stopped eating RC 40 Light, so i just gave her the RC 27 Indoor. She was eating well it for about one month. But now she eats less and poop less. I also give her about 5 larvae of Tenebrio Molitor each day.
Should i be worried or is it normal?
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes they will eat a bit less as they gt older , and with eatin less they will be pooping less

It same as human babies they eat more when they are littler and growing
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It could be that she's just growing out of her baby phase. Babies seem to eat and poop a ton since they're growing. As their growth slows or stops when they reach adulthood (around the 6 month mark though it's an approximation, not a hard-and-fast date) the amount they eat and poop will go down. I noticed the same thing with my little guy. He used to eat and poop up a storm but slowed down considerably when he was around the 5 - 6 month old mark. If she still seems happy and healthy my guess would be that's what it is. I'm sure the breeders here will be able to shed a little more light on the subject since they handle a lot more hedgies.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm very reliefed, Thanks Nebular and Lilyhogs! I even tried to mix some larvae in her food in order to make it more attractive... i got worried.
It's actually good news, she now keeps the cage clean, just poop and pee very little and when i take her out.
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