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Old 05-04-2019, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently, my hedgehog gave birth to 4 children but she then moved them all out of the nest. One didn't make it but the other three are alive and well. I have been watching her sometimes and I see that she is constantly trying to put her jaws around the children I don't know why. She only does it when she sees the baby's non-spiky parts under her mouth. this morning I also woke up to find that she left one of the babies in the nest (which is on the opposite side of the cage). Is that neglecting her babies?
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Hi! How long does the mother leave me out of the nest for? Does she put them back in? The babies may have rolled out of the nest by accident and her biting may be her just trying to put them back in the nest. Does she seem aggressive with them?
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How old are the babies? Are you touching them or moving/changing anything in the cage? Is she moving the babies around?
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