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Hello Nancy, Could you please give me some advice about handeling the mother after she give birth.
The babies were born on October 13-th, the mother is not sociable at all, and now with youngsters around she is really defending them.
But, since yesterday evening, when i have found her outside the cage, i have reached close to the cage and started to talk with her and in that moment she came closer to me and relaxed to flat position and actually started to closer her eyes.. she wasn't bother about my presence.
I would like to take her outside the cage for 5-10 minutes to check her health and feed her some worms and socialize a little bit. Can i do that ? i haven't topuched her since she gave birth.
The youngsters supose to open their eyes and on Sunday i am planning to start interact with them by taking 1 ouside the cage for a little while. Is dangerous that when i will put back the mother will kill the baby?
Any advice is more then welcomed.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Hi Nancy. I'm so sorry to bug you but I always appreciate the advice you give when I read your posts throughout the forum, and I'm desperate for a breeder opinion on my Pips situation. Rather than write it all again, it's best showcased under "Urgent, chronic UTI" under my handle PrincePip. Thank you so much in advance for any tips (P.S. I'm a former Kingstonian! I sure miss the limestone city dearly...especially Chez Piggy!)
Hi Nancy! I hope you don't mind the message. You seem very knowledgable and experienced, and my post hasn't gotten any answers. I was just wondering, if I have a cold, can my little hedgie catch it? I didn't take her out yesterday, just in case. I called the vet, but the secretary said it should be fine, and I just wish she would have double checked with the vet before immediately answering my question. So, I figured a second opinion wouldn't hurt, plus I'd like to take her out tonight if I can. Thank you!
My hedgehog just had babies this morning. I've been up with her and the breeder I got her from since 2:30am. I heard only one squeaking and eventually two. Does that mean that any others in there are dead? I've only physically seen 2 and they crawled around. I haven't seen any others or heard any.
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- Kingston, Ontario
- Hedgehogs, camping, photography,
- Retired Hedgehog breeder and Rescue
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Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home
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choo8804 liked post by Nancy On thread : Choking, what to doFirst of all, DON'T Panic. Quietly watch and see exactly what is happening. Is he choking because there is a piece of food in the roof of his mouth? If so, quite often they gag sometimes to the...Liked On: 07-16-2020, 10:09 PM
Posted On: 05-18-2009, 07:58 PMspot_the_hedgie liked post by Nancy On thread : The scoop on POOP!There is nothing more concerning to a hedgie parent than poop. :lol: Poop can tell us alot of things about the health and well being of our hedgehogs. Normal hedgie poop is brown, usually dark...Liked On: 06-01-2018, 02:46 AM
Posted On: 08-30-2008, 09:53 AMcluboo liked post by Nancy On thread : HHC Chat days and timesRegular chat Schedules are: Monday and Thursday nights, 4-8 pm Pacific time (7-11 pm Eastern) & Sunday afternoon 2-4 pm Pacific time. (5-7 pm Eastern) Come join us! Everyone is welcome. Come on in...Liked On: 05-09-2018, 06:32 AM
Posted On: 08-22-2008, 09:14 PMKCmalo liked post by Nancy On thread : HibernationHedgehogs require a temperature above 73*F / 23C. For some hedgies this is STILL too cold. There have been hedgies that have been known to attempt hibernation at anything lower than 78F. Get to know...Liked On: 04-25-2018, 07:10 PM
Posted On: 08-25-2008, 06:19 PMalma&dex liked post by Nancy On thread : Would like you opinion about what my breeder saysWow! I can't believe she would bath the baby and then let you take her. She could easily have gotten a chill. Oil before a bath is odd. How does hedgie get clean if oil is put on first. ...Liked On: 04-14-2018, 10:29 PM
Posted On: 12-05-2011, 04:48 PMHyrum75 liked post by Nancy On thread : HHC Chat days and timesRegular chat Schedules are: Monday and Thursday nights, 4-8 pm Pacific time (7-11 pm Eastern) & Sunday afternoon 2-4 pm Pacific time. (5-7 pm Eastern) Come join us! Everyone is welcome. Come on in...Liked On: 04-08-2018, 10:31 PM
Posted On: 08-22-2008, 09:14 PMackmk4 liked post by Nancy On thread : What do you guys think of this FL breeder?The fact that they sell 5 week old babies, is a good reason to avoid them. Six weeks is the very youngest they should be leaving at.Liked On: 02-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Posted On: 01-17-2012, 05:31 PMv4ns liked post by Nancy On thread : Dry skinThere are many causes of dry skin - mites - dry air - quilling - bacterial & fungal infections Hedgehogs are naturally prone to dry skin. Usually it looks like fine dust like particles on...Liked On: 07-27-2017, 12:10 AM
Posted On: 09-01-2008, 11:18 AMQuillys_Mom_Punky liked post by Nancy On thread : Quills and penis question:lol: :lol: :lol: Some boys just like to show off. :lol: :lol: :lol:Liked On: 06-19-2017, 08:56 AM
Posted On: 11-25-2010, 08:37 AMHelenkathehedgehog liked post by Nancy On thread : I feel awful :(At some point in time, everyone will cut a nail to short. Don't use styptic as it stings. Keep a small container of flour or cornstarch handy to dip the foot in and it will stop the bleeding.Liked On: 06-11-2017, 02:41 PM
Posted On: 07-19-2010, 07:14 AMhedgielily liked post by Nancy On thread : Behaviour expectationsI too think many people have unrealistic expectations of hedgehogs and how they will interact with us. Many people seem to get the impression they are little tiny cats and dogs with quills rather...Liked On: 05-31-2017, 10:57 PM
Posted On: 08-29-2008, 07:38 PMArizonaHazelnut liked post by Nancy On thread : Mean Agressive and hissing hedgehogInstead of thinking "mean and aggressive", think shy, timid and scared. Hedgie is in a new home and that can take some adjustment. What was his old home like? Was he abused, neglected, ignored...Liked On: 04-03-2017, 01:31 PM
Posted On: 08-25-2010, 07:45 AMRoxysrules liked post by Nancy On thread : BEFORE you bring baby home..Great post and so true! :D I especially love the ones that say they did months of research yet have no clue.Liked On: 03-17-2017, 09:34 AM
Posted On: 10-27-2009, 09:36 PMMaia0505 liked post by Nancy On thread : Choking, what to doFirst of all, DON'T Panic. Quietly watch and see exactly what is happening. Is he choking because there is a piece of food in the roof of his mouth? If so, quite often they gag sometimes to the...Liked On: 03-05-2017, 06:22 PM
Posted On: 05-18-2009, 07:58 PMDaniella liked post by Nancy On thread : Housing 2 hedgehogs togetherHousing any two girls together even a mom and daughter there is always a risk that they could at some point in time fight. Often the fight will be over the wheel when both will want it at the same...Liked On: 02-27-2017, 10:08 AM
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