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Old 01-07-2019, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! We adopted Leo about 2.5 weeks ago and he is about 2.5 months old and I’m worried that he is not adjusting well. He won’t run on his wheel, however the breeder we got him from said he ran on the wheel at her house. He has a Carolina storm wheel, the same brand I had for my last hedgehog who loved it. Leo is also not interested in meal worms at all. We’ve tried to feed the worms to him a few time and he just ignores them. Another thing is that he goes to the bathroom in his bed and right next to his food and water bowl but I read that usually they don’t like to potty where they sleep and where they eat. He has a litter box below his wheel that he won’t use, but he will occasionally sleep in. Comparing Leo to my last hedgehog, he is completely different so I don’t know if he is having trouble adjusting or if it’s just him. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you! ��
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He sounds like a perfectly normal baby hedgehog. It can take some babies months to adapt to a new place.
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Hes so adorable!!!!
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello, we have got our first hedgie 5 days ago and we have almost the same issues.
About meal worms, she is not a fan about them as well but when I leave them in her food bowl for the night with her regular food, she eats after she finishes her food. When I put worms for the night I put less cat food so she can eat all.
Also you can try other foods to find what's his fav. So far ours is chicken (:
About pooping, If he is pooping somewhere else at nights, it is most probably he is scared of going out for pooping. He is a baby and trying to adapt.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Please make sure your baby has food at all times. If she is running out of food then she isn't getting enough. It's more important that she always has food than if she eats the mealworms.
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I know they need always food, especially babies. She has it always, no worries ^^
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I’ve recently adopted a hedgehog as well, (I adopted Theodore 3 weeks ago) and that’s perfectly normal behaviour for a new hedgehog. Don’t be alarmed if he doesn’t use the litter box, as some hedgehogs don’t ever learn to use the litter box (Theodore refuses to use it). As for the wheel, Theodore close to a week to discover his wheel. Just because Leo’s not using his wheel now, doesn’t mean he never will. As for the mealworms, some hedgehogs don’t really like them (Theodore seems to only like kitten food). Leo and your other hedgehog most likely have different personalities. It’s just gonna take time for you to get to know Leo and take Leo time to get used to the new environment and decide how he wants to do things. It may not be like your other hedgehog, but once you get to know Leo and observe how he does things, it’ll be alright.
I wish you the best of luck with Leo!!!
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