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Old 07-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know hedgehogs 'mature' at six months or so but I don't know how much they may grow after that. Sumo will be seven months old next week; he was 530 grams his first day with us and he was 550 grams this morning. His weight fluctuates between 540-550, seemingly without reason.

I am asking because up until now, I have been feeding a 'growing boy' and haven't worried about limiting his food. But I want to be sure I am not creating an obesity issue. He cleans his plate every night except for the carrots and sweet potatoes (he takes his time eating around those) . It seems like if I left a five gallon bucket of chicken and watermelon, he would eat it until it was gone.So, last night, for example, he ate:
- 10 crickets
- 3 mealies
- 2-3 tbsp of ground chicken
- 1-2 tbsp of veggies and fruit

I know they come in all sizes and 550 isn't huge and he doesn't look overweight at all: still a 'good' shape; rolls into a ball easily; wheels readily (not sure how much but definitely off and on for two hours); no obvious extra fat anywhere...but...when should I stop limiting his food, if ever?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am adding a couple pics...NOW you'll want to read my post.

Sumo about to nom on his fave food ever!
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m55 ... uly006.jpg

Doesn't he look just like a Sumo??
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m55 ... uly005.jpg
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You had me at the pictures. I forgot the question now...



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i have no idea, but i like the pictures.
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You guys are SO much help.

May you have mealie and cricket escapees in your respective beds tonight.
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He looks about the size of Little Foot and I consider Little Foot a healthy weight. As long as he doesn't have noticeable fat or yellow fur near his arm pits, I wouldn't worry too much. If you are concerned you could quick call your vet and see what he/she thinks about his weight.

I was always told that as long as they can completely roll up than they are fine and males can run on the larger side. Two of my boys are in the mid 500's and Gizmo was flirting with 600 for awhile.

If you are worried maybe try cutting food portions back just slightly. Nothing drastic.

I hope I helped so the mealworms and crickets stay out of my bed!!!!!
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Thank YOU, LFM...may you have an insect-free peaceful slumber and may all your escapees find their way into PJM and FC's beds. :P
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You guys are SO much help.

May you have mealie and cricket escapees in your respective beds tonight.
oh...?
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I know it's not much help but Sumo is so adorable and that bowl is awesome
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I know it's not much help but Sumo is so adorable and that bowl is awesome
you are a brave woman. :P
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