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Old 03-25-2019, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
newhedgiemom_1
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Exclamation New Hedgehog poop behavior

Hi I just got a baby hedgehog (12 weeks old) and I have had him for three days now.
I know from doing research that when a hedgehog is initially moved to a new home they will have different eating and poop colors for a bit as they adjust. However, my baby has small dark firm poops right now.
He is eating some food for sure as whenever he is out for bonding he will eat dry food out of my hands and a mealworm as a snack. He also drinks from his water whenever we have him out. But overnight and when in his cage I am not sure how much he is eating as there is a bit less food but not a large change in amount of food in his dish.

Should I be concerned that he doesn't seem to be eating a lot? Also is the poop a sign of dehydration or lack of food and/or just stress?
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