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Kira 08-05-2012 03:38 PM

Newby with newborn hedgehogs!
 
I recently bought a hedgehog that was pregnant ( i did not have any knowledge of this at the time) and she has 4 babies . She ate two and I witnessed her attempting to eat a third one. I am sure she was stressed in a new environment and I will admit too many people were around when my boyfriend noticed babies . I recalled hearing squeaks from my hedgehog the morning before and wondering what they were but I fell back asleep hardly thinking about it. But when I saw the mother eating babies my first instinct was to help . I am just terrible at letting nature take its course. It was just unbearable to hear the frightened screams. I'm sure some of you can imagine . This is only my second hedgehog which was believed to be a male. I am new at all this hedgie business so i am in quite a predicament. I bought KRM and a syringe to feed them and I had been feeding them , but one of the two babies didn't eat but once before it died. I am heartbroken and more than ever determined to help the second baby survive . Even if the likelihood of it happening is next to zero. I need to know how often to feed and how much . Does KRM really work? Any other suggestions for food? How often do I need to make it poop ? Will it poop every time it eats? how will i know when it's done eliminating itself? (pooping seems to be a big deal from things i have read) Any other tips or info ? please go lightly on the negativity . Like I said , I am new. I know death happens but I want to be optimistic here!

Immortalia 08-05-2012 03:56 PM

Re: Newby with newborn hedgehogs!
 
Here's a thread with hand feeding links
https://hedgehogcentral.com/forums/vi...p?f=25&t=18949

And there won't be any negativity, as it's not your fault and you're doing the best you can.

AngelaH 08-05-2012 04:00 PM

Re: Newby with newborn hedgehogs!
 
Sorry I can't help with this one at all, but there are breeders on this site that hopefully can. Read through the other posts and questions in the Breeding and Babies section, there's a lot of information and you'll see you're not alone with surprise babies. Best of luck to you and your hedgies! Sounds like you are already doing the best you can.

Kira 08-05-2012 04:01 PM

Re: Newby with newborn hedgehogs!
 
Thank you. those are definitely helpful :-)


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