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Old 06-09-2017, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Mother Hedgehog Weak & Not Eating for 6 days!

Hi All,

My hedgie just gave birth on Saturday 3 june 2017 morning. Even since then till today (6 days) she have not been eating much. Only about 10 kibbles so far.
I am very worried because since yesterday, she came out of the nesting hut and foamed on her mouth twice (not anointing).
With that, she also had vomiting action, but only foam came out.

This morning, the foaming have stopped, we tried to force feed her with worms, she chewed it and spat it out. She looks so weak now,

Any advice, or tips will be the most appreciated!!




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What is the status of the babies?
Normally if a hedgehog doesn't eat for 24 hours you should start syringe feeding, but if the babies are still live disturbing the nest is a bad idea.
Is there any breeder nearby you might be able to foster the hoglets with? At 6 days they will not survive if the mom dies.
The best situation would be to foster the hoglets and take mom to the vet.
Otherwise you may lose the mom and all the babies.
If they cannot be fostered, you should still take her to the vet, but this would result in the babies likely all dying and would be a hard choice to make.
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Also it sounds likely if she is trying to vomit and is foaming at the mouth and not eating much, that there is some issue with her mouth, either something stuck in it or a tooth problem.
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You should see a vet but that would upset the babies wait for the experts and their opinions
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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While it's common for mother hedgies to not eat much after giving birth, the other things aren't normal. I would suggest a vet visit asap.
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Thanks the replies. We have managed to feed the mummy by syringe & she's receiving the food well from us. She is really cool with us touching her and the babies now.
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