New here and to hedgies 🙂 - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Strangeone
  • 2 Post By Strangeone
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-22-2018, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Strangeone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 8
Default New here and to hedgies 🙂

I just picked up my very first hedgie on Friday!! I did a lot of research beforehand and this forum was actually a huge part in that, so I figured why not join as I'm sure I will have questions at some point.

About my little guy: He's 8 weeks old and was the runt of his litter, he was about half the size of the other one we considered. (I'm not sure if this will lead to any special care aside from him just being small potentially). I haven't decided on a name yet, I keep bouncing between Quinn and GusGus lol.

A little about me: I'm a 26 year old married mom to two rambunctious little boys age 5 and 2. They are animal lovers as well, but no worries they do not have access to any animal unsupervised 🙂 and they also have been taught that anything with teeth can bite. We do also have 2 pit bulls, 2 cats and 3 leopard geckos 🙂
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 6420_1524422382852.jpg (50.3 KB, 6 views)
Yukidama's mama likes this.
Strangeone is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-22-2018, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Yukidama's mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 814
Default

Hello and welcome!

Aww he's very sweet ^.^

My boy was also very small (potentially a runt or growth was stunted coming from a pet shop) when I first got him at 4 months old. He was a little underweight back then and became a runner hog so struggled to gain/maintain any weightit first but in the year that I've had him he's managed to gain a lot of weight and looks much healthier now. I'm not sure on health implications on runts. Just make sure he has a good appetite and gets enough exercise
Yukidama's mama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2018, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
autumnfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 225
Default

I think the general rule for runts is that they can tend to get sick more often than a non-runt. There is a higher chance for complications with them and possibly even an early death. Just keep a close eye on him and always make sure you have the funds to take him to the vet if needed!
__________________


autumnfox is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2018, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Strangeone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 8
Default

Thank you both 🙂. He seems to be doing great, he's definitely still adjusting to the new home/sounds. He waits til our room is pretty silent before really getting active, of course lol. He has already started using his wheel though so I'm super happy about that! He seems to be eating well also from what I can tell
Yukidama's mama and autumnfox like this.
Strangeone 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
New Momma of 4mos old hedgies Grumpy & Snow starfish Introductions 3 12-06-2013 06:42 PM
Hedgies & Fumigation Christemo General Questions 2 02-06-2012 10:10 AM
Cat & dog treats safe for hedgies Lilysmommy Diet and Nutrition 0 06-27-2011 12:48 AM
Boy Hedgies & Litter gypsypanther Health 4 03-22-2011 01:48 PM
Warning about C&Cs and Small Hedgies LizardGirl Cages 10 09-19-2008 08:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 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 Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum