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Old 10-12-2014, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have 5 week old hedgehog

He's eating hard food but mashed, but he's wobbly and I'm scared, what should I do?
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We need a lot more information. What do you mean wobbly?

It's good that he is eating. I had to mash my little guy's too Is he drinking?

Do you have a heat setup for him? He needs a heat lamp, one that doesn't emit any light and a thermostat to keep it from getting to hot. Or a space heater. You also need a thermometer in his cage so that you can tell how warm he is.

I had a very young hedgehog too. We are here to help.
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He stop wobbling, but I dk if he's drinking. I know he eat food. How do I make sure he drinks? And his cage is 75 degrees is that ok for him
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75 is good. Maybe bump it a few degrees, some hedgehogs need to have it just a little bit warmer.

Does he have a water bowl or a water bottle thing?
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He has a water ball, he drank some last night, but he doesn't want to drink today, so maybe he eats later and drinks later. I just want to make sure he's getting enough food and water, cause he's only 5 weeks.
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Okay. As long as he is eating and drinking at night you should be fine.

However, he needs to sleep. If you are keeping him up in hope that he will eat, it's probably causing him stress. Having him out so you can see him eat is also not so good either. If he ate last night and drank, he's fine. I know having a little guy is very stressful. He doesn't need to eat during the day and will eat in his cage at night.
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While five weeks is young, it's only a week before most breeders wean babies and most of those babies are eating mom's food by five weeks any way. Keep crushing his food and you will and your little guy will be fine.
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Thank you so much 😀 for answering my questions
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