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Old 08-03-2010, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Charlie is around 7-10 weeks old and he has been very cranky lately. He does not want me to pet or touch him at all. He is also losing quills like a dried out christmas tree. I pick him up and they just fall off. I have never had a hedgie this young (I rescued him from a pet store at 4 weeks) Is this normal for quilling babies? Is there anything I can do for him? I noticed yesterday that is poo is also getting lighter in color and a little more soft. Any relevance?

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Old 08-03-2010, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you see new quills coming in? Most likely he is quilling. Has he had a vet check? Getting him a 4 weeks of age is very young. Babies usually don't go home until 6 weeks old. What kind of food are you feeding? He should be on a good high protein/fat food like Royal Canin kitten.
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He really doesn't let me close enough to determine if new ones are coming in. I know that is young; that is why I took him from the pet store. He would of died had I not gotten him to the vet. I am feeding him Babycat.
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Sometimes, quilling will cause them to have softer poo.
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