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Old 07-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! I am a new hedgehog owner and had SUPRISE babies! A couple months ago I was given 2 hedgehogs from a neice that had rescued them from someone who didn't even know their age, no name . no info( LONG story) anyway she brought them to me , they were both in a cage together which I right away seperated them seeing they were male and female.Anyway on the 5th of July when I went to bond with the female-Tiggy- she was extra huffy, I took her out anyway and descovered a suprise 2 beautiful little babies!! the one baby is alot smaller than the other so is there anything extra I can do to help this little love? I have NOT touched them at all yet, the are 3 weeks today, mom is extremly huffy and everytime I even put fresh food in she huffs and runs in the nest(igloo) I have a fleece blankie in there. I think I read on here not to touch if mom was not o.k. with it, I do not want her to hurt them. So what on earth do I do,and when!! She has a huge home, igloo, fleece in igloo, I took the wheel out, I am feeding a mix of babycat34, natural balance and chcken rice formula and also meal worms, cottage cheese, and goats milk, water of course in a bottle not dish, will mom teach them to use the water bottle? I have only seen the babies out twice, I think mom must have pushed them out as they don't seem to come out on their own. I also have them in a room of their own for quiet. so if anyone out there can PLEASE answer all of my enormous amonts of quetions I would be so greatful! I am also looking for any used storm wheels that anyone may want to part with, I am attempting to make bags and liners, but do need wheels, what turned out to be 2 wonderful quilly kids has turned into 4, meaning 4 of everything . Also would like to mention the daddy is "Merlin" he is albino, Tiggy is I think they call pinto, big baby kooks kike mom and tiny baby is all choclate, I'm in love, just overwhelmed! Thanks everyone , I'm glad I found this place!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.etsy.com/listing/10364607...et-wheel-white this is where i'm getting my wheel from, they're a lot cheaper, unless you live in carolina and shipping for storm wheels is less than two dollars. They're sold by moxieberry. I can't answer any of your questions, sorry!! Hope everything turns out well!
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi there, I'm no expert, but there is a few things I know.

The smaller baby is perhaps just small, in a litter there is usually a smaller or smallest one. But keep a close eye on her, make sure the mommy feeds both her babies. You can't just touch them, so now you can only keep a watchful eye in case something goes wrong.

I recommend giving water in a dish, if possible! A nursing mother needs a LOT of food and fresh water. It's harder to drink from bottle, and she might not drink sufficient water. The water in her body goes to her growing babies so it's like giving 3 hedgehogs water.

If later you switch to a bottle, when the mother drinks from it, the babies will watch and learn from her.

The food is great, but shouldn't overdo the cheese and milk
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