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Old 12-30-2014, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help, when should I worry?

I'm freaking out a bit and I'm not sure if I'm being a mother hen or if I really need to worry. I know from seeing other responses to similar threads that not eating can lead to problems pretty quickly.

So here's a quick run down. Adopted our first hedgie Sunday afternoon, got home late and she did not eat that night. I didn't worry because she's getting used to her new place. She has fleas so Monday we made a trip to the vet and she got a .01 dose of Revalution. Now she didn't eat last night. I counter her kibble so I know she didn't touch it. I see no poop anywhere either.

Her set up...C&C cage, 2 Che's one 60watt and one 100watt hooked up to a Zilla thermostat. Digital thermometer says 75 and house thermostat set to 76. Fleesl liner, dig box and toys. Her cage is on the floor right now until this weekend when I build her custom stand. The 75 degrees is at floor level. Her cage is in my daughters room which is nice an quite. Her food is what she came with (blue brand chicken) the good stuff.

When do I panic and what should I be doing differently?
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't mind all the wires, they will get cleaned up once I determine final locations of the Che's. Right now the big one (10" dome and 100watt) is over her house and the smaller one (5" dome 60watt) is over her food. The tstat probe is on the back wall centered between the two Che's. I also have the digital temp gage at this location.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If your hedgie doesn't eat for more than 3 nights then u may have a problem. If hedgies don't eat for a while, they lose their appetite completely and wont eat again. You may need to syringe feed her if she keeps refusing to eat. Is she drinking water??
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know if she drank any water last night but my daughter said she could hear her drinking the krat night. My wife is at Walmart right now so I told her to pick up some baby food. Hopefully she eats tonight. If not how do I surenge fed her? Just wet down her food an give her that?
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That may help you with explaining how and with What to syringe feed.

You can get a good wet food from the pet store and syringe that, you can buy baby food, or you can crush down your dry cat food very finely and add water to it.
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She's on her wheel right now. Not running yet but chilling on it so I'm taking this as a good sign.
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