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Old 04-24-2017, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bathing The Mama?

My hedgehog gave birth approximately 3 weeks ago. The babies have their eyes open and are fully developed, minus their small size. The mom rolled around in her poop last night and now has it all in her spikes. Can I give her a bath? Or do I need to wait until the babies are gone? I hate to see her so dirty and I'm afraid this is going to cause discomfort/some sort of skin infection!
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No you can't give her a bath or clean the cage until the babies are weaned and out of her cage. Mothers have killed 5 week old babies because the owner changed something in the cage, like bathing, cleaning or making some other change. Believe me it bothers you a lot more than it bothers her.
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