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Old 12-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When is the soonest i can pick up a newborn?

I see breeders on youtube holding 2 day old babies. I read that you can pick up a newborn at two weeks old. So when is the soonest i can pick up a newborn hedgehog? Please reply ASAP!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: When is the soonest i can pick up a newborn?

If you don't know exactly what you're doing, 2 weeks old. Breeders who know their females very well and know exactly what tips moms off and how to avoid stressing them out, may be able to handle earlier. It varies for each hedgehog. To be safe, you shouldn't bother mom or babies until approximately 2 weeks.



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Okay thank you.
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Default Re: When is the soonest i can pick up a newborn?

As already said, its best to wait the two weeks. While some show younger babies on youtube you don't know what could have happened after the video was over...did mom reject the baby? did she get stressed and hurt it? I think its better to be safe than sorry and wait the extra time to know they'll be safe.
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