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Old 03-06-2011, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Leo's...growth spurt?

Hey everyone,

My girlfriend requested that I post something on here. I'm sure he's fine..but I thought I'd get some opinions.

First, let me state the obvious facts. he's finally got a great working CHE set up in the area of 75-76 degrees in his C&C cage (a 2X3 cage bottom with a 1X2 loft). He's roughly 3.5 months old.

We have finally switched him off his breeder's food choice. We currently have him on Sunseed Vita Exotics Hedgehog food, with a healthy supplement of cooked meats and veggies and occasional mealworms.

Over the last few weeks we've noticed he's really grown in length and girth, finally starting to look like a real hedgehog! Our problem is, lately (the last 5 days or so) he's not been wheeling as much (way less than a mile). All he really seems to want to do is sleep, eat LOTS, and poop even more. The poop is the normal dark color, so no worries there.

I'm thinking he's just going through a growth spurt and needs all the rest he can get. Any one else have a take on this?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Leo's...growth spurt?

Maybe he is adjusting to things. Hedgehogs seem to notice when you make the smallest changes. I recently changed Sonic's entire cage setup (wheel, bedding, and placement of items) and I still don't think he's used to it yet because now he doesn't get up to wheel until after midnight.
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