Daisy 1st time mom escaped to seek out Dad - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree8Likes
  • 2 Post By nikki
  • 1 Post By DasIgelPoggie
  • 1 Post By miyonette22
  • 1 Post By nikki
  • 2 Post By DesertHedgehogs
  • 1 Post By nikki
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Margie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 12
Smile Daisy 1st time mom escaped to seek out Dad

Daisy has always been quite the escape artist. But for 2 nights in a row. My son caught her running around her mate, Oakley's cage. Is it unusual for a female, first time mom to do this and why is she acting like this? She has 7 hoglets and has not tried to abandon them, she's an excellent mom. In fact, when it came to mating, she was the one seeking Oakley out. He's the one that kept running away, which was a bit funny. We have better secured her cage and she no longer escape. I was just curious about her behavior. She's definitely not your ordinary Hedgehog.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1394943630425-picsay.jpg (161.3 KB, 58 views)
File Type: jpeg IMG_110449410678856.jpeg (42.4 KB, 57 views)
File Type: jpg 20140316_141148.jpg (138.2 KB, 52 views)

Last edited by Margie; 03-16-2014 at 05:46 PM.
Margie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-17-2014, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,474
Default

I don't know why she's doing this but you need to assume she's pregnant again. You really need to make sure she can't escape or she's going to be pregnant all the time. If you can't keep her in her cage then you are going to need to put them in separate cages.
Nancy and DasIgelPoggie like this.
__________________
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station

http://www.quillsnthings.webs.com
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2014, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
DasIgelPoggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 473
Default

Some hedgehog mamas do get very antsy while nesting or nursing-- 7 kids is enough to make anyone want to climb the walls, haha. But like Nicki said, the poor dear is probably pregnant again. After she has the litter she's pregnant with right now, her little body will need a very, VERY long break! Pregnancy is really hard on anyone's body, but especially after such a massive first litter. Please consider supplementing her with calcium-- you can crush up half a calcium tablet (like TUMS) and sprinkle it over her food. Watch her for very closely for complications!
Margie likes this.
__________________
Proud hedgie-mama of the Storybook Hedgehogs herd!
www.storybookhedgehogs.com
DasIgelPoggie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
miyonette22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Philippines
Posts: 95
Default

If I understood your post right, I am assuming that Daisy is just outside Oakley's cage running around when your son found him. I checked out your other post and found out that you had removed the top of her cage and it's showing in your photo that it is low enough for her to climb out. Hopefully you secured Oakley' cage for her not to be able to climb in and out of Oakley's cage. Assume that she's pregnant again if there would be a way for her to get in. It will really be so stressing to her since she had babies just two weeks ago. It's a good thing you have already secured her cage.

About her behaviour.With what I observed with mine, one of my moms would always explore when I let her get her time out from nursing (it's my time to handle the babies, hihi). She would just roam around running like she does before she got pregnant but wouldn't get far from me and her bin. And when she's done with her running, then that's the time she would frantically try to get in her bin even climb on me. Then that's also the time I had to return her babies back and let them cuddle.

Is Oakley's cage in the same room with her cage? Maybe she's trying to get back to her babies and mistakenly assumed that Oakley's cage is her cage.

By the way, your hedgehogs are beautiful. I like how Daisy looks with a tiara and Oakley with that halo. They look so cute.
Margie likes this.
miyonette22 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2014, 08:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Margie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 12
Default

Thank you for your answers. Well, Daisy has been in my son's bedroom closet and Oakley has been staying across town, until recently, with my son's girlfriend. Oakley's cage has locks all around, so it would have been impossible for her to climb in. I didn't want to move them but Daisy is now on "lockdown." I wish there were a way to let them be just "good friends" because Oakley and Daisy even reach other's personalities out so well.
Margie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2014, 08:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Administrator
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,474
Default

Unfortunately the only way you could ever let them be any kind of friends is if you have Daisy spayed. As long as they are both intact she will ovulate everytime she is with him which is very unhealthy for her and very frustrating for him. Letting them be friends as they are now is very unfair to them.
Margie likes this.
__________________
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station

http://www.quillsnthings.webs.com
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2014, 01:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Margie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 12
Default

I must sound really ignorant, but I didn't know you could have a Hedgehog fixed? I'm.taking her to the Vet, tomorrow and he said it was okay to also take the babies with. I think she has mites. Other than, that, all is well.
Margie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 164
Default

How old are your hoglets? I wouldn't take mom and hoglets to the vet for anything less than life threatening until the babies are 5 weeks old and good sized. Car travel typically has temperature fluctuations that young hogs are unprepared to deal with, and if they're very young moving them around that much can stimulate mom to cannibalize or reject them.
Nancy and Lilysmommy like this.
DesertHedgehogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2014, 04:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
Administrator
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,474
Default

I wouldn't take the mom and babies to the vet either. Like was already said mites aren't life threatening and moving mom and babies could very easily stress her and cause her to kill the babies or reject them. Mom will be ok waiting till the babies are weaned to be treated. I would wait till the babies are weaned then take mom in.
Lilysmommy likes this.
__________________
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station

http://www.quillsnthings.webs.com
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1st time MOM gave birth and is not wanting to eat Margie Breeding & Babies Help 2 03-08-2014 01:21 PM
My Mom & Dad finally met the Hedgies! PJM Fun Stuff 11 05-01-2011 12:36 AM
1st time bringing a hedgie home? ricky32 General Questions 15 02-07-2011 08:36 PM
1st Time Nail Clipping Tarynsgate General Questions 15 10-15-2010 06:02 AM
1st time Hedgehog owners and loving it! olamina Fun Stuff 6 01-01-2010 02:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum