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  1. Health
    Ok let me start with some backstory on my boy Pumpkin. I got him from a pet store here in Japan in October 2018 and within 2 days of bringing him home, he developed a horrible URI that I really thought he was going to die from. Took him to the supposed "hedgehog expert" vet in my area and he put...
  2. Diet and Nutrition
    If anyone has read my previous post with all my worries about Yuki's previous weight problem (http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/12-diet-nutrition/161674-help-changing-food-hedgie-hardly-eats-2.html) you'll understand I'm so happy my little boy has managed to put on weight! :D To summarise...
  3. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi all, I'm new on here :). I've had little Yuki for 7 weeks (he is just under 7 months old and we bought him from an exotic pet store). The pet store was feeding him Mazuri Insectivore Diet which I was quick to discover is no good and full of bad things. We kept him on it for the first month...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    wylie coyote is about 8 months old (i don't know his exact birthday) and he weighs 289 grams as of today. the vet was not totally clear with me as to whether or not this was underweight for a male hog of his age. i always thought he was healthy, though he is a lot slimmer than most hogs i've...
  5. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone, One of my hedgehogs, Pickle, is about 6 months old. I got her as a baby and she hadn't grown all that much. Recently she attempted to hibernate after temperetures dropped one night. I warmed her up and took her to the vet to be safe. They weighed her and she was only 148g. They...
  6. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello everyone! I am new to the community and I am also a new hedgie owner. I just got my adorable little Velcro a few months ago. I am a little concerned that he is underweight. I have looked at a bunch of other posts and I am still a little unsure what I should do, so I thought that I would...
  7. General Questions
    Hi all, I have been an avid reader (first time member/poster) for the last 4 years since I got my first hedgehog, Dexter. Owning my first hedgehog definitely was a learning experience but after 4 years, including hospice care after his cancer diagnosis, I've become a much more capable hedgehog...
  8. 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...
  9. General Questions
    I have a hedgehog which im not sure of her age, i've been feeding her iams kitten food: Crude Protein, minimum 33.00 % Crude Fat, minimum 21.00 % been feeding her this for the past week but she has only gained 20 grams, im extremely worried about her because i think shes an adult and she is...
  10. Bleeding, Male
    It's been a couple of days that my hedgie isn't eating right, he only eats 1 piece every night and i'm so worried. Now he is underweight and have inward curves at sides * )( * When I was looking at the cage, I saw a reddish brown stain in his litter box which I think it's his urine. He drinks...
  11. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hi everyone, My hedgehog is 7 months old weighing 250 grams. I know every hedgehog has a different weight and I think I read average is 350ish to 600ish. He eats about 5-7grams a day. Just wondering if he is underweight? Thanks
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