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Old 03-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I weighed Avery today and she now weighs 253g. This is a lot compared to when I first brought her home and she weighed around 145g. She is currently 8 weeks old. She is eating Solid Gold Katz n Flocken. She eats anywhere between 13g to 18g night. Is she gaining weight too fast? Or am I just overreacting?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Totally normal for a baby. :]
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks I remember reading they stop growing at around 6 months, is this correct?
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I think it's a little later than that until they are considered full grown. My Milly stopped growing length wise when she was 5-6 months old, but she put on weight for a couple more months and 'filled out'.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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6 months is approximate. Some hedgehogs can level out before that, some after, but 6 months is average. Some will still get a random growth spurt as late as a year old, but the majority of growing happens in the first 1-5ish months and generally starts tapering off as they get closer to 6 months.
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Hedgehogs are considered full grown around 6 months old, like most any living thing they can gain weight throughout their lives though.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I weighed Avery today and she now weighs 253g. This is a lot compared to when I first brought her home and she weighed around 145g. She is currently 8 weeks old. She is eating Solid Gold Katz n Flocken. She eats anywhere between 13g to 18g night. Is she gaining weight too fast? Or am I just overreacting?

Ah she is a little one!!
My Durzo just turned 8 weeks and he is 303gm... was ~255gm at 7wks and 210 at 6 wks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I picked up Sophie on her 6 week birthday and weigh her every Monday afternoon (post-poop). When I first got her, she was eating ~6 grams a night. Now she is at 14g/18g a night. She has two good foods and spends about two hours a night on her wheel. I figure that however big she gets will be what she is supposed to be. She mostly won't take any treats, so nothing to account for there yet.

Chicken Soup is her first food. Solid Gold her second. I have to ration the CS or she won't eat the other. I put out about 50% CS and free feed the SG.
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6 weeks: 146 grams

7 weeks: 182 grams (+36)

8 weeks: 220 grams (+38)

9 weeks: 242 grams (+22)

10 weeks: 276 grams (+34)
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just weighed Durzo before he pooped then after and there was an 8 gm difference! All my previous wgts were before he pooped... haha. Now I know
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