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  1. Health
    Hi, I am having a few concerns regarding my hedgehog of 4-5 years. He has never had these issues before, but he has recently lost a lot of weight (within 2-3 months) and is not gaining it back. I've been feeding him a mixture of Blue Buffalo Adult Dry Cat Food and Purina Beyond Simply Dry Cat...
  2. 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...
  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
    Harold (1 year old male) has an infection about 2 months ago. He hadn't been eating, so my vet put him on some prescription wet cat food. Since then, I have tried everything to get him back to dry food to no avail. I followed my vet's recommendation to use Science Diet food. Since then, I...
  5. Health
    Hi everyone, so I have had my two hedgehogs for around 8 months now and I haven't really had any serious problems, even though I freaked out quite a few times. Anyway, this morning I went to look after my hedgehogs and noticed that the older one (about a year old now) was still kinda laying...
  6. General Questions
    Hello! Prudence came to me at a very chunky 650g, and in our four months together she has lost over 200g. She now weighs 445g and is way more active than before! What I am wondering is when to stop "dieting" her and add a higher fat food to her diet. The breeder originally told me that her...
  7. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello! As of Monday I am taking on a rescue male. Age is unknown, the lady had them dropped on her after she got a HORRIBLE back yard breeding operation shut down. As of now, she had gotten all the babies into homes and had only 2 adult females left. But the only adult male she had not...
  8. Health
    So I've tried to see if there was anything similar on the forums about this but I wanted some opinons AJ is is 1 year and 3 months old and since I've had him he's always been on the same food. While he's never been much of a eater (at most he'll eat 1 tbs) recently it seems like he can barely...
  9. Health
    I've been monitoring Demi's weight closer than usual lately because I thought she was looking a little thin. When we got her she was overweight, but now she seems to be dropping grams every time I weigh her. Here's a run down: 4/23 - 408g 4/25 - 421g <---except this...
  10. General Questions
    Hello everyone, my name is Brittany and my husband and I are rescuing two male hedgehogs in the morning. I have researched quite a bit about them and feel familiar enough with their care and needs, and have had years of small-animal experience so feel confident enough that I will be able to...
  11. Health
    First of all, sorry I didn't see a good sub-forum to put this under. Okay, I weigh Basch (who is just over 12 weeks old and is still quilling a little) every week (or try to) and the first week of February he weighed in at 9.10 oz. I recently built him a brand new cage and switched his water...
  12. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone, My 6 month old hedgehog is eating less at night and is starting to lose weight. He was eating about 10g a night, now he is eating about 3-5g. Was weighing about 230g, not about 205-210. He still has the energy and runs around all night. He used to always be excited to eat when...
  13. Health
    Does anybody else have this problem? Rory is about 2 1/2 months and I weight him daily. He's just started quilling. Lately, these are his weight stats from the last 10-ish days: 10/6 - 234g 10/8 - 238g 10/9 - 224g 10/13 - 258g 10/14 - 244g (he started quilling this day) 10/15 - 264g 10/16 -...
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