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Old 02-26-2017, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sudden Weight Gain ? Health problem or fat boy

Hi all. My baby will be six months old in about 3 weeks. I haven't weighed him as consistently as I should, but I'll post the log anyways. You can see there is quite a leap between the last two logs, and I'm concerned if this is normal since his diet hasn't changed. He eats mostly Blue Buffalo and admittedly he did have a BIT more mealworms than usual the past two weeks (he usually has about 3-5 a week, he may have had double this or a little more, was trying to get him to stop hating his foot bath so much). Otherwise he's active, running at night, hasn't really been acting differently at all.

12/25/16
11.8 ounces
333 grams
12/27/16
11.9
338
12/28/16
334
01/02/17
344
01/16/16
354
01/24/17
357
02/01/17
370
02/10/17
384
02/26/17
545
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Huh, that is quite a large leap. Do you weigh around the same time? Is there a chance that the other weights could be post-poop & that last weight pre-poop? You'd be surprised by how much difference it came make - up to 20-30 grams!

What fat percentage is his food? He's reaching hedgie adulthood & it's possible his metabolism is starting to slow down some, which could contribute to the gain as well. How does his body shape look? Does it feel & look like he has a layer of fat on him & like he's a bit chubby, or not really? He could've just gone through a late growth spurt.
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I usually weigh towards end of the day but not always consistent, that last log was midday. I weighed him today midday and he was 525.

He looks generally like the teardrop shape, although his back does have a little slope and dip to it, but he's had that since he was a tiny baby. He feels like he may have a little later of chub, though only when feeling, not obvious when looking.

His food I didn't realize actually has 18% fat �� I must have misread somewhere along the line. That sounds like it could be the issue. I got him another Blues with 15% today and a Wellness with 9% to slowly switch him to. My goodness he just got fat so quick! Thank you very much for the reply and help!
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Ahh, yup, that could definitely be the main culprit. Sounds like you have a good plan though, and you caught it sooner rather than later! I hope he takes to his new foods well!
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