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Old 10-06-2018, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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She is about 4 months old & today i noticed she is very thin. I can feel her ribs from her quills. I’m very worried she might be sick. Two months ago she had a liter of three but right off the bat she rejected one because it was extremely weak. One was super healthy & the other was a runt but she continued to feed & care for it. When they both hit 7 weeks the runt started having walking problems & after a week passed away. The other one who was healthy ended up passing away as well a couple days after the runt. It was acting kind of sluggish before it passed. I looked up wobbly hedgehog syndrome & think it is that since they both had walking disorders. I know it is generic so does that mean the mom can have it too? She seems to be walking alright but seems kind of sliggish as well. I know the two types of hedgehogs but her body looks time this ) ( . I need help please!
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Should take her to the vet, they can do tests and find out what it is causeing it. Which no one here can. And they know what they are doing more, so will be able to give more help and tell you what you can.

I would say give her maybe a higher fat food and insects but I’m not entirely sure this would do very much if anything.

Your best bet is going to bet asap saying its an emergancy.
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What are you feeding her? How much? It wasn't WHS with the babies it sounds like they both were undernurished and that's why they were wobbly. With all the babies dying and mom not doing well you need to get her to the vet asap.
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I feed her mealworms & a hedgehog diet mix, i make sure her bowl is always filled so she can eat whenever she pleases.
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What kind of hedgehog diet? what brand? Are the mealworms live or freeze dried?
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I may be totally wrong on this but could the problem be coming from the fact that she had a litter at 2 months old? Isn't that too young to be bred?
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The female should be no younger than 6 months old to breed because before this they are still in their critical growing stage and in pregnancy nuitritens are taken from the mum, this risks her health and life.

Also If there were any kind of complications to this birth then it can kill all the babies-healthy or not as well as the mum.
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I think it is because she is too young but i’m not sure if it will effect her weight. She was perfectly healthy like a month ago (i’m not sure when this started). I feed her dead mealworms and i’ve recent started giving her cat food with high protein. She is eating it & loves it. I think she is gaining weight but she has just started this new diet a couple days ago so its hard to tell how much it is improving.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What exactly, brands and version, are your feeding? The only way to help is to know exactly what you're feeding her. Saying "high protein" could mean anything from 20%-50%.
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