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Old 09-06-2014, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody,

this is Sui with her new hedgehog lady Meropaan. She is about eight weeks old and I only got her today, after almost five years of weighing up the pros and cons of getting a hedgie, researching about the proper care etc. Though I obviously researched a lot, I am still kind of insecure and worried about her - must be a normal thing for new hedgehog owners. :)

However, there are still some issues of which I am concerned about. Of course she is still a baby, so she sleeps and eats a lot. She turns into a huffy ball when I come close, but other than that she's very curious and instantly checked out her new cage.

What I noticed first is her insecure, very slow walking. The breeder kept her in a cage with wooden shavings, I use fleece though. Mero is really cautious while walking and sometimes she just wobbles around. I wonder if this is due to too long nails. Since I got her today, I did not have the possibility to check her nails out, but I will definitely do so. Unfortunately, I do not know, if her previous owner trimmed them at all (her cage did not even have a running wheel and my poor little Mero is scared of hers..).

I instantly thought she might have WHS or trying to hibernate due to her insecure and slow walking. Is this normal, considering the fact that I changed her bedding from wooden shavings to fleece liners? Maybe it is too soft for her..?

I just moved to Bangkok so usually, it is quite hot during the day which is why I have the aircon on almost all of the time I am home. I checked her thermometer next to her cage during the last days, right now it shows 77F (although it feels colder..), max temperature being 85F today. The breeder kept her in a small, dark plastic bin with no aircon on at all, thus I am really wondering if 77F might be too cold for her?


Sorry for the long message, it is better to ask than to sit and watch. Any comments are appreciated, thanks!

Sui
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like she is not warm enough. Air conditioned air always feels colder than non a/c air or heated air. You may need to turn your a/c so it's warmer, or provide her with a heat source.
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You must get her out and handle her for at least 30 minutes a day. Also you don't want the temperature to fluctuate too much it can make them get sick. They must have a constant temperature at all times. They can't have their temperature change over 2 or 3 degrees.
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