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Old 07-24-2010, 02:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Melissa, thanks for pointing that out. I didn't realize I was being vague :/ I can see now where the confusion began.

Where can I get Simethicone drops? I've never seen them before. Do you have to order them online or something? What exactly is it?

And she pooped!! She got it all over herself, but she did it :/ I didn't even have to help her with it. She did it while I was out buying her more milk. And I had to clean her off. Lol, nasty little baby. But that's good, right? She's pooping and peeing! She's squeaking and wandering and being cute ... That means she's healthy right?

By the way, I quit my job this morning. I feel really bad for all the animals. Really bad. I know the other people who work there care for animals, they just won't care enough to do the research I've been doing ((You know how hard it is to research hedgehogs, as well as 15 different types of birds? Thank God I didn't have to research rodents and reptiles!!)). Speaking of, what would hedgehogs be classified as? Would they be rodents? o.O
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Simethicone is available at any pharmacy in the infant section. Brand name is Mylicon, but generic is just as good.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Coolie! I'll head up today then and get some.

And those guides Nancy posted say chamomile tea to aid in digestion? Should I use that?
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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First let me say best of luck, and i hope she makes it!! ok i have never had to foster a baby hedgehog, but i have fostered othere kinds. Ok I have found the best way to rub the tummie it to get your hands worm and start right under the ribs and go down to her tale. do not rub up words! and to clean up the mess use contack solution that way it is non abracive. and one way to help keep her worm it to fill a bag of fleece with rice and put it in the microwave for 1-2 minets untill nice and worm place in cage so she has something to cuttal up to. good luck agean!
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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dear darlings!

the OP has a week old baby. period. let us just set aside the question as to who is guilty of what. this can ALWAYS be taken up later, but the baby is an urgent concern demanding all the energy and emotional strength. let's make an effort and keep digressions to the minimum, ok?

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Speaking of, what would hedgehogs be classified as? Would they be rodents? o.O
Nope Rodents are classified as small mammals who have continually growing front and bottom teeth. Hedgehogs (to the best of my knowledge) are just small mammals. They're also *not* related to porcupines, which is a common misconception.
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Ok, she just ate and refuses to eat anymore but she also won't stop squeaking :/ Why? Is something wrong? I'm freaking out now!
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Ok, she just ate and refuses to eat anymore but she also won't stop squeaking :/ Why? Is something wrong? I'm freaking out now!
From what I understand, baby squeaking is pretty common Might want to wait for someone who's had baby hedgies before though.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That calms me a little bit >.>

And I think my sister may have unknowingly come up with a solution to my problems ... See, she just brought home a mother cat and her kitten Lol, I've already let mama see the baby hedgehog and she seems to want to adopt it. The only problem is the baby doesn't seem to like her all that much :/ I understand. Unfamiliarity and all that. I'm gonna keep trying. Maybe eventually she'll start to nurse the cat.
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Be careful changing the milk around. Going from goats milk to cat milk and maybe back to goats milk again (if that doesn't work) can really upset the GI tract of such a young baby. If you doubt for a second that the mother cat will not work (which unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised), stick with the goats milk only, rather than risk switching around a lot.



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