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Old 06-01-2019, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! I recently got my first baby hedgehog and this is her 2nd night only. She's only 11 weeks. She has opened but recently, and i hand feed her, and give her water and she has no problem eating or drinking. She's a bit shy when i go and pick her up, but once shes in my hands she's happy and sniffs around. The only issue i'm seeing is that she doesn't walk that much. I wake up and i see that she moved around a bit and there's poop here and there. Whenever i set her down in her cage she doesn't move that much. I try to motivate her by picking her up and doing walking motions to move but then she just stays still, or moves a little and she looks like shes struggles. Her belly is warm, so i dont think its because shes cold. I think its because shes shy still but im not sure?? Im just worried. Im just trying to get her to explore a bit more, but maybe i should just let her do it herself.
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It sounds like she might be just shy, my hedgehog has a habit of freezing and staying perfectly still for ages whenever someone looks at him in his cage or goes near it. I think it’s pretty common. Give her a while to adjust before you worry!
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I replied on your other post.
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