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Old 05-31-2015, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My new hedgehog

I got a 6 week old hedgehog for my birthday surprise. I got him 2 days ago and I have been noticing the he doesn't really eat the food and is not very active

Is it because he is new to this environment?
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, sometimes hedgehos don't eat when they go to a new home, some don't eat for 5 days! but you have to give him time to get used to his new environment
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Thank you for the reply
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Please don't let your new guy go five days without eating. It is very dangerous, even for a hoglet, to not eat for a day. It will take him a little while to get settled but he has to eat.

I would start counting his food before going to bed and then counting in the morning when you get up to make sure he is eating something. He may not be eating enough for you to notice, as long as he is eating something then you are okay. I would also put some pieces of food in his normal sleeping spot. Some hoglets are lazy but will eat in bed. Also double check temperature in cage and ask his breeder what the temp was so you can mimic that and make him more comfortable.

If he doesn't eat at all, you need to syringe feed him.

You can read about that here. https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...ng-sticky.html
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What is the temperature of his cage? Are you feeding the same kind of food that he was eating before you got him? Does he have a light schedule? As mentioned if he doesn't eat in the next 12 hours you will need to syringe feed him to prevent him from getting Fatty Liver Disease, which can be very very hard to treat.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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After a few day. I think that he got used to the environment and his new cage and he has been alot more active lately and has been eating a lot of his food

Thank you every for telling about information I should know.

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