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Old 01-14-2013, 12:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default tips for taking in a foster-hog?

I have a classmate who purchased a hedgehog for his teenage daughter, and has asked me to take it because she is not giving it the attention it needs. I do no know the gender, just that it's "new," so I'm guessing that means fairly young. He says it's from a breeder, and from his description I think it's the same breeder I got QL from, so that makes me a little more confident in regards to health.

Does anyone have tips for taking the hedgie in? I will be keeping it separate fro QL and Clark until I'm sure it isn't ill.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely keep him/her separate from your two hogs for at least 30 days for quarantine. You'll want to handle Quinlee and Clark first too, and then the new hog, to limit possibility of him/her spreading something to them. Once you've had the new hedgie for a week or two (so you can get to know his or her habits and "usual" behavior a bit), a wellness visit to the vet would also be a good idea, barring a health issue that requires an immediate visit. Hopefully he or she will be healthy and just in need of some love and cuddles though! That's great you're taking the hedgie in. Good luck!
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I fully agree with Lilysmommy, but I'd like to add a few things. Keep daily track of their weight, and if possible, their food intake. It will help when you take it to the vet, so you can share it's daily habits. Sometimes hedgie's aren't very helpful at the vet, so it's really useful to have good records.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the tips, guys
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