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Old 03-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have had Cindaquil a whole 35 days now (Yay)
But like I said before she was with males when I got her, so you guys advised that 55 days was the time I should wait to make sure she isn't a little pregnant hoggy.

But I'm a bit of a hypochondriac for my hedgies, so I was just wondering is there any tell tell signs for it?
She has definitely put on weight (but she was very skinny when we got her so I assume that won't be accurate)

She has nesting material, a cozy place to hide and nest etc etc.

Like I said...just curious about it all. (And yes I have read through the forums, but couldn't find anything to ascertain a pregnant hedgie (other than scans)
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no way to tell if she's pregnant. Some hedgies get bigger nipples before they deliver, others don't. Some become "bottom heavy", others don't. All you can do is make sure to keep her on loose bedding and treat her as if she's pregnant for another 20 days.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are some signs, but any/all of them won't necessarily be present for a female, even if she is pregnant. Weight gain, excessive drinking, especially strong smelling urine, a firm abdomen. Also, toward the end of pregnancy, enlarged nipples and nesting behavior. They tend to get very antsy starting a day or so before birth, and can go off their food at that time as well.

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