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  1. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi all, I took my 2 year-old boy to the vet a week ago, and found out that he's pretty overweight. He can still roll up, and still runs on his wheel every night, but he's at about 589 grams now, when he used to be at about 460. He's an incredibly picky eater - won't touch mealworms, bugs, or...
  2. Health
    Hello all, I am looking for a bit of advice. I have another thread going here where i keep a medical log of my hedgehog's health issues, but this topic is different, and i would like to get answers. First of all, medical history. We got our little girl at 7 month old (so the shop told us)...
  3. Feet and legs
    My (almost) 4-year-old hedgehog has been having some weakness and unsteadiness in her back legs, mostly concentrated in her left leg. When she walks it seems like it gets twisted underneath her and she can't quite right it or use it properly. Took her to the vet several days ago and x-rays...
  4. Health
    My hedgie, Sir Benjamin, is a year and a half old. I got him when he was about 8 months old. When I first got him he was so tiny but quickly started gaining weight, which at the time wasn't a bad thing. He started to get a little chunky after a while though, and I assumed it'd be fine since he...
  5. Diet and Nutrition
    I got Quill from a breeder when he was about 7 weeks old. He's about 7 months now and has been eating the same cat food since birth (I use the same brand as his breeder). Recently I took him to the vet and she says he's a little overweight and recommended trying to mix up his diet more with new...
  6. General Questions
    So I got a 2-month-old hedgehog about three weeks ago. He wasn't eating the first two days due to stress so I started syringe feeding using his old food, which was Mazuri with a lactobacillus supplement ( https://www.ferret-marin.com/products/detail29.html not sure if I should entirely...
  7. Health
    Hi all. My baby will be six months old in about 3 weeks. I haven't weighed him as consistently as I should, but I'll post the log anyways. You can see there is quite a leap between the last two logs, and I'm concerned if this is normal since his diet hasn't changed. He eats mostly Blue Buffalo...
  8. Health
    Hi there! New to posting so please be patient. :) I have my hedgie named Leo and he's getting a little older. Great temperament! Maybe 4-5ish not precisely sure since he's a rescue! Anyhow he's working on losing weight since he's gaining a bit more since aging up and he's sleeping a lot- fine...
  9. Diet and Nutrition
    I have two hedgehogs right now about two years old who are siblings. My female is overweight and I am trying to restrict her diet more, but she hasn't seemed like she's losing any weight, my main problem is her brother though. He is about half her size and they get fed the same kind of kibble, I...
  10. General Questions
    Hello! My husband and I just adopted an adult hedgehog on Monday. Her name is now Needle (we are big Game of Thrones fans). We have never had a hedgehog before so this site has been great. I feel like things are going pretty well but I just wanted to get some opinions from those of you who have...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    My sweet hedgie Julep eats Blue Chicken and Rice indoor cat food. She is very active, but she seems to be overweight. She has little rolls over her legs. She is 7 months old.
  12. Health
    Hi, I'm writing with concern about my hedgie's weight. He's 4 months old, and obese - last week he weighed 840 gram, I weighed him today - 861. He has his wheel where he runs nightly, he also runs around the room for about an hour a day. His food has low fat percentage, here is its receipe...
  13. Health
    I have a 2 year old rescue hedgie named Hedgepig. Recently she has stopped using her wheel and is refusing to come out of her hide at night. Just over a week ago (around bonfire night) we had an emergancy out of hours visit to the vet. When I picked her up to have her nightly cuddles she was...
  14. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi, everyone! I'm relatively new to this website and I wanted to get a second opinion on what new food I should feed my overweight hedgehog, Gumnut. He is 19 months old and about 690 g. I hate to admit it, but I haven't been very cautious with his diet until noticing that he looks kind of...
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