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Old 01-03-2020, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A dear friend gave me a 4-month old female hedgehog. I named her Pearl. She also informed me that she might be pregnant. One morning when she went out to clean her hedgie totes she found her male had gotten out of his and into the young female's tote. She didn't know how long he had been in there from the day before or if they bred, but if so my little Pearl would deliver in about 2 weeks. We were both very worried, knowing she was too young & I can say quite relieved when she did not deliver in the normal 32-day range. BUT when 45 days had passed & I totally relaxed my guard she gave birth! At this point she was 5 months old. I know delayed implantation takes place in many animals if for any reason the timing is going to be detrimental to the mother and/or babies. Then, when the time is right her body picks up where it left off and continues the developing pregnancy. Has anyone ever heard of this in hedgehogs?
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have not heard of it before, but I am not a medical expert
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Normal hedgehog gestation is from 35-55 days so she delivered within that time. Most deliver around 35 days but it is normal for some to deliver after that.
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you for your input.
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Old 01-04-2020, 01:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you for the info. I had not heard of gestation lasting that long, but with her young age I'm not surprised it would be a bit different than the norm.
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