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Old 05-17-2012, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Strange behaviour, gone into hiding?

At first I thought my hedgie just wasn't eating. I woke up in the morning and not a kibble had been touched. But it's happened before so I waited to see if he would eat the next day and nope, he didn't. Naturally I started to get a little worried but I just dropped a bit of food beside him in his igloo, and right away he ate it. So for a few days after that I would put 1tsp of his food in his house and the other in his food dish hoping that he would come out to eat the rest. He never does.

So I've resorted to just putting all the food he'd normally eat in his house and he's been eating it just fine, but he still refuses to come out of his house. It looks like he peeks out once a while to drink (water levels go down every night and if he wasn't drinking for this long, it'd be obvious.) I think he came out once or twice in two weeks to run on his wheel for five minutes but that's it.

Any thoughts on what's happening, or if I should be concerned? I haven't changed anything about his environment - he still gets the same food, fresh water every night, the cage is in the same spot, the temp is always 72-78 degrees, he gets enough light throughout the day
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