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Old 01-21-2016, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the signs that your Hedgehog is pregnant.... My Hedgehog if she is pregnant (wasn't intentional) is due a week from today and I'm not sure if she's pregnant... She hasn't really gained any weight but I can see her feeders when I hold her. Is she pregnant? Is it just hard to tell?
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's really hard to tell if a hedgehog is pregnant. Some gain weight and some don't. Some have enlarged nipples some don't. Some start making nests some don't. The only way you're going to know for sure is to wait till 55 days after she was last with the male. If she doesn't have any babies by then, then she isn't pregnant. Until then you should be treating her as if she is and you should also take her wheel away. Make sure she's on loose bedding because you won't be able to clean the cage until the babies are weaned when they're about 6 weeks old.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is only one totally accurate way to tell if your hedgehog is pregnant, birth. Every method to determine pregnancy in hedgehogs fails enough times that they are unreliable.
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That was a really funny way to put it...about birth being the only way to tell if they're pregnant. I have boys so I don't have to worry about that but if I ever adopt a girl I'll remember that!
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