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HodgepodgeHedgehog 04-28-2011 11:11 PM

Re: Breeding basics
 
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Originally Posted by Hedgiepets
A female should NOT be bred under the age of 6 months, nor bred for the first time over the age of one year.

i'm not planning to ever breed, and i understand why they shouldn't be bred und the age of 6 months, but why not over the age of 1 year? (just curious)

okay, disregard this post...i didn't read the ones just ahead of it, or i would've gotten my answer...THANK YOU!

Konakuer 06-10-2012 09:00 PM

Re: Breeding basics
 
My hedgehog is about 9 months old, I want her to have babies but it would be around her 10 or 11 month, is it really dangerous? I will get a male hedgehog soon and I would like to start breeding since there aren't a lot of hedgehog breeders around my city, but I don't want to "experiment" with my female hedgie if it is really dangerous... I read on another site it's only dangerous after 1,5 year old.

06-10-2012 09:20 PM

Re: Breeding basics
 
It's dangerous to deliver after 12 months so you'd need to breed by 10 months to be safe.

Do you have lineage on your hedgehog? Even of you do on the female getting a suitable male in time from a good breeder is unlikely as most good ones have wait lists. It might be better to wait and get anothe female for breeding later

Also you'll need a mentor Someone to help you with the process

Konakuer 06-10-2012 09:57 PM

Re: Breeding basics
 
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Originally Posted by Lilyhogs
It's dangerous to deliver after 12 months so you'd need to breed by 10 months to be safe.

Do you have lineage on your hedgehog? Even of you do on the female getting a suitable male in time from a good breeder is unlikely as most good ones have wait lists. It might be better to wait and get anothe female for breeding later

Also you'll need a mentor Someone to help you with the process

I know the male has a good lineage since I know the breeder, but I am not sure about the mother... I was thinking too about getting another female, I guess there is not problem with the age of males.

Thanks for all the information posted here. :)

06-11-2012 12:04 AM

Re: Breeding basics
 
Males can breed at any age , it's the female that has limits.

If your iffy on her lineage you shouldnt breed her.

Catters 08-15-2012 03:07 AM

Re: Breeding basics
 
A question for the experienced hedgie owners: When is the best time to start doing a quick health check on the babies? And when is best to start handling them?
Some posts mention from 2 weeks on, others mention from around 4 weeks.
And I'm not going near the baby or babies unless I know there won't be a problem!
thanks!

(I think I heard 2 hedgie babies squeak, but have only seen one. Am so excited to find out how many are hiding in the house!)

Nancy 08-15-2012 09:06 AM

Re: Breeding basics
 
When to handle the babies totally depends on the mom. Usually by 2 weeks it is fine to start. Four weeks is too long unless mom has issues with it.

Of course, sometimes we have to look and check things out earlier than 2 weeks and it totally depends on mom how well she will tolerate it.

Maddie The Hedgehog 08-28-2012 01:54 AM

Re: Breeding basics
 
is it safe to breed a hedgie at the age of 10 months? mine is a female and i have a friend who has raised lots of exotic animals and has done his research plus he owns a male hedgie who is a little over 8 weeks old but he asked if i wanted to breed mine when his was old enough. mine is 6 months old right now so do you think that by the time his hedgie is old enough that mine would be ok to breed? or would it be unsafe?

Lilysmommy 08-28-2012 08:42 AM

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The age would be safe, but you guys should both make sure you have the pedigrees of your hedgehogs so you can check with the IHA and make sure there's no WHS in their lines. :)

Maddie The Hedgehog 08-28-2012 05:35 PM

Re: Breeding basics
 
what is IHA? im not sure about the pedigrees of either of our hedgies to be honest. hope that doesnt sound bad =/ i still been doing a lot of thinking on breeding my baby but idk if i will or not, im just afraid something bad might happen. i do know that my hedgie came from a USDA licensed breeder and i do know where shes from and i have the breeders signature and phone number and address and what not.


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