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Old 03-18-2013, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my baby for a few weeks now and at first everything was fine. He was happy, curious, and active. But now all my Chochmo does is sleep. He hasn't been eating or drinking. When I pick him up he rolls into a ball and won't come out, I don't know what the sudden change was. I'm becoming very worried, please help!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like hibernation behavior. Is it colder in his space than before? Is he cold to the touch (if you can feel his belly)? Try warming him up under your shirt and see if he improves.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He has a heater in his closet and I've been cuddling him. I did just give him a warm bath though and he perked right up. Could he be quilling? He is a month and a half.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you know what the temperature is, with a thermometer? And does he have a light schedule that gives him 12-14 hours of light during the day? As far as I know, I don't think quilling would cause not eating/drinking. How long has it been since he's ate or drank? If it's been more than a day or two, you should start syringe-feeding him to make sure he's getting something into him. It could be that it's not cold enough to spark a hibernation attempt, but cold enough to keep him from coming out of his warm bed. Not enough light also causes hibernation and lack-of-normal-activity issues.
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