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Old 06-12-2018, 05:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Hedgehog, Sweetie, had a litter almost a month ago. The babies are 26 days old--as of July 12--and getting too dirty for my comfort.

I know we're supposed to let them be (so I have), and that new smells can stress Sweetie out. But I want to care for her and the little ones, clean them up, clip Sweetie's nails, etc. You know; pamper them a bit, clean their cage, and make things homey, and comfy for them again.

Since the little ones are still so wee though, I don't know how soon it's practical or safe to go that far (as it seems like a big change for all of them). 😕

And once I can bathe them, how often do they need to be bathed? I heard "too often" will dry out their skin, but I don't know what is considered "too often".

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You can't bathe mom or babies until the babies are weaned and in their own cages. Mom's have been known to kill 5-6 week old babies when changes are made, cages are cleaned babies bathed etc.
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Okay. Thank you! 🙂
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