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Old 09-07-2019, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tonight I came home and heard some strange squeaking from my hedgehog cage.... there’s baby hedgehogs!! I freaked out because I thought the mom was eating them (there was blood but not a lot, also there were no baby hedgehogs last night) I don’t know, but they are squeaking a lot. I don’t have a heat set up yet (I’m in Florida) but my house is about 76. Help!! I’ve never had hedgehogs before this I have ZERO experience and I have no clue what to do. I’m literally still learning about them...I don’t know if she’s doing what she’s supposed to or if she’s eating them and it’s killing me..
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Theres a stickie you can read about surprise babies its called emergency baby advice.
But I dont know anything about it so read the stickie and wait for someone who does know to answer.

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IF you only have one hedgehog, contact the breeder you got her from and ask if she was possibly pregnant when she came to you. Ask them for advice. If not, just do the best you can and research
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To add on the only thing I can say is do not stress the mother out. Do not change anything in the cage. Just make sure to quietly and carefully change the water and food daily.
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Can’t you give the babies back to the breeder?
Just like, common knowledge question, if you get a pregnant female without knowing it, and she get so pregnant, won’t you be able to give the babies and the mom back to the breeder temporarily, and then take the mom back after the babies are old enough?
Or do you have to take care of them yourself?
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Can’t you give the babies back to the breeder?
Just like, common knowledge question, if you get a pregnant female without knowing it, and she get so pregnant, won’t you be able to give the babies and the mom back to the breeder temporarily, and then take the mom back after the babies are old enough?
Or do you have to take care of them yourself?
No its too risky because you have to leave them alone for 2 weeks not stress the mum or she will eat the babies, they can't bs touched and nothing can be changed, now she's been away from the breeder she has to stay put in the new environment to avoid anything bad happening
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Oh, eish... I can imagine the stress owners go through,
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This exact thing happened to me! I was loosing my mind as we had just bought our hedgie two weeks prior to her giving birth. We found breeder who had a foster mom and unfortunately and fortunately 2 out of the 4 survived. So, my best advice is to try to reach a breeder to see if they have a foster mommy that can take the babies off your hands just until they are bigger or you can do what I did and let them have the babies. Its all up to you. If you need the number of a breeder who can give you advice let me know. If she is a very young hedgie she may not know how to take care of her babies.
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This exact thing happened to me! I was loosing my mind as we had just bought our hedgie two weeks prior to her giving birth. We found breeder who had a foster mom and unfortunately and fortunately 2 out of the 4 survived. So, my best advice is to try to reach a breeder to see if they have a foster mommy that can take the babies off your hands just until they are bigger or you can do what I did and let them have the babies. Its all up to you. If you need the number of a breeder who can give you advice let me know. If she is a very young hedgie she may not know how to take care of her babies.
From what I read even when they do this you still need to wait 2 weeks anyway to improve their chance of survival. Unless the mum died or transport isnt needed.
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