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Old 02-16-2013, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone as many of you know a few months ago I had to re-home my hedgie Lena Bean because I didn't have the time to give to her. I am now able to give more time to Sonic and I got a 6 week old little girl last night. I named her sprinkles. she is a salt and pepper color. I know that she will have her adult color after she quills at 9 weeks. I got a few questions since I have never had a young hedgie and when I got Sonic he was 2 yrs old.

last night she ate 3 tablespoons. Is that normal?
What do I have to look forward to when she quills? I know grumpiness and dry skin.

I know everyone is going to say lets see some pictures so here they are:


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Old 02-16-2013, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well first of all congrats on your new little one. Now I am not at all an expert considering I have only had Angel for 6 days now but Angel is around 6 and a half weeks old(6 weeks when I got her) and she eats up a storm every night(acttualy watched her last night). So all in all it sounds just like how much Angels has been eating. Also your new hedgie has a beutiful coat of quills on.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ordered her a Carolina storm bucket wheel. the wheel in the picture is Sonics wheel that I put in her cage. When I get my taxes I will be getting Sonic one as well. She is a healthy little girl, I only paid $50 for her. I had a choice between her and her sister. When I picked up Sprinkles she was really calm and did not huff. Whereas I picked up her sister she put her quills up right away.
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She's super cute! (And 3 tablespoons doesn't sound like too much to me)
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you. She is really friendly.
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Food's not a problem, but he doesn't look like a S&P to me. Looks to be a brown algerian.
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Congrats! She looks adorable!!
Thimble eats less than a teaspoon a night... is that too little? He seems healthy and weighs about 300 g...
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the breeder that I got her from said she was a salt and pepper. her quills are black with very little all white quills.

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I agree with Christemo. I'm not great at colors, but her mask and quills definitely aren't dark enough to be salt & pepper. I'd say brown or maybe chocolate? A lot of breeders will say salt&pepper to make it easier, or for advertising purposes. She's very cute, but if she gets cranky after quilling and becomes less friendly, I hope you still plan on keeping her for her entire life instead of rehoming her as well. It doesn't seem right to me to rehome a huffier hedgehog and get a new baby a few months later.
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I re-homed Lena Bean because I was not able to give her the time. I have more time to give now. I am not going to be re-homing her if she get grumpy.
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