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Old 12-26-2011, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a proper weight according to their age?
My Fuu and Mei are almost 9weeks old and weighs 275g.
I don't know the age of my Sou and Hi and they weigh 200g.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's not really any common weight for any age bracket with hedgehogs, because they come in such a range of sizes. The best way to judge whether they're at a healthy weight is to look at their body shape. Looking at them from above, you want them to look at least like | | or ( ). If they dip in like ) (, they're underweight, and if they're very round, they may be overweight. Your babies all sound pretty tiny, but that may be normal weights for them, especially if they're still babies. They could also just be small hedgies. If you're still not sure if they're alright after looking at them, try getting some pictures of them from above to post and we can take a look as well.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just looked at my record and Fuu & Mei are now 10wks.
If I compare Sou & Hi when I first got Fuu & Mei, I think they're 5-7wks. Sou & Hi's poop are just beginning form so that means they are still babies.
I don't have my camera now so maybe later or so I'll take picture of them and upload here.
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Another way to tell if they're overweight is if they can't form into a full ball.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Keep in mind that while a lot of overweight hedgies can't fully ball up, there are still ones that can. A better way to confirm if they're overweight is to see if they have little rolls of skin by their "thighs".

When my Mildred was 10 weeks old, she was about 180 grams. She's on the small side - I think she was the runt of her litter - and at almost 9 months old, she's just barely 400 grams.

They're all different. Like Kelsey said though, if their body shape looks good, they're probably "normal" (or as normal as any hedgehog can be ).
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is Fuu



Mei



Sou



Hi



Okay correct me if I'm wrong, I think they're all normal weight, right?
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's hard to tell Fuu's size with that picture since the quills seem to be up and they're not relaxed, but the others look just fine to me. Mei might be a tiny bit thin, but nothing to worry about.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Eclairs visit on Friday to the vet, she was 250 grams. She is barely 5 months old.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Fuu and Mei are actually almost the same weight. Same with Sou and Hi.
This Sunday I will be weighing them again for update.^_^
Thank you for the reply.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Eclairs visit on Friday to the vet, she was 250 grams. She is barely 5 months old.
Brillo is the same. He is just a little guy...haha, he is just so active! Good thing he loves his mealies and kitten food! Like everyone is saying, hedgies come in all sizes...you just have to make sure their bodies never look concave.
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