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Old 10-27-2018, 04:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Not a boy...

So we've had our hedgie for almost a month... The sex wasn't guaranteed when we got Kolya (a baby), so we just assumed it was a boy. Kolya's been a squirmer and did not like being flipped over so we could check the tummy for genitals...
Well, turns out Kolya's a girl. Definitely. Oops... I feel kind of foolish for referring to her as a boy for so long. Has this happened to anyone else? 😅 I mean, it's not a huge deal, I just found it kind of funny.
Still going to keep calling her "Mister Grumpy", though.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Umm.... How old was your baby when you got him/her?

A hedgehogs sex should be easily obvious from birth....
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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She was only about 3-4 weeks. I only learned about the whole "belly button" thing recently, and even then, Kolya wouldn't let me look at her tummy long enough to determine anything.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A 3-4 week old baby is still nursing and just starting to eat crumbs from mom's dry food. Hedgehogs shouldn't be weaned until 5 weeks of age. Any decent breeder should be able to sex a baby by 3 weeks of age with no problem.
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