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Old 04-14-2019, 12:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My “male” hedgehog gave birth!!

So I got a hedgehog who I named potato from a pet store about abit over a month ago, we got told she was a male but low and behold there were two babies with her when I did my nightly check to feed and water her. It’s been three days now, she’s still nursing them, feeding them and generally being a great mom. One of the babies got out of the nest and I had to help get it back in and I was so worried she would reject it but she’s still being really attentive. I’m more so here to get any extra advice cause I was not expecting babies but I’m dedicated to do the best I can. 😊
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Hello there! not sure if you got any extra advice yet but here is one of the pinned threads to read! I don't know anything about having babies but just wanted to post this link just in case!
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The best thing you can do is leave her alone as you have been doing. You might want to add a small amount of kitten food to her food to help her make milk. After two weeks you can start touching the babies, just one at a time.
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