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Old 05-28-2019, 05:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I Have a female hedgie that gave birth 8 wks after giving birth.... The first litter of 6 all survived w me only having to supplement bottle feeding for one !! Now there are 6 more that are a week old, they all seem to be growing on schedule, but they squeak/whine all the time (the last litter did not) I am worried about mom's milk supply and if I should supplement some bottle feeding ?!?!?
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My advice is to avoid artificial feeding for the time being. Because artificial feeding is complicated. If you do not have this kind of experience, it is easy to cause a baby metabolic problems, leading to its death.
You can add nutrition to a female hedgehog to increase her milk. For example, feed a high-protein diet with a small amount of glucose, calcium and other nutrients in its water. You can try to push the smallest hedgehog closer to its mother with a clean spoon to help it get milk more easily. If after you try these, the female does not nurse, you can try artificial feeding.
That's my opinion. I hope it helps you.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Add a bit of kitten food to the mom's mix to help boost her nutrition. The fact that they have survived the first week is a good sign. Do you know how mom ended up pregnant again?
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