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  1. Health
    Hi hedgie lovers, in these days the hot season is starting in Italy and, sadly, it‘s hotter than ever. Maka has been doing great even if in her cage the temperature reaches 28 C, I put a tablet of ice everyday but she never goes there even when it’s not so cold anymore, she doesn’t even want to...
  2. Health
    Hi there, I have a 3.5 year old male hedgehog. He is fed blue wilderness adult cat food (proper fat and protein %), has a large enclosure with a wheel and water and hides. Weekly cleaned enclosure and foot bath. A few months ago he had a sore around his anus which antibiotics took care of...
  3. Health
    Hi! I have a two year old hedgie named Ozzie who eats a decent amount of food everynight. I feed her Spikes Delight and a cat food with mealworms sometimes as a treat. Attached are two pictures of her. Is she too skinny? Sorry for the bad quality, but keep in mind when she is stretched out and...
  4. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hey yall ! Cecil is 2 now and fat as HECK. His dad was one of breeder's biggest hedgies (in the 800-900g range) and his mom wasn't the tiniest thing (I think somewhere bt 400-600g), so a bit of it is genetic. Cecil weighs ~740g. Vet did a physical (not an Xray though, hesitant about...
  5. General Questions
    Zoe has had mites and has lost quite a bit of weight; she's always been super small but you can tell she needs to gain some weight after all this. Shes at 227 grams but was only at about 250/260 before all of this. I've seen many other posts about this topic but most say to change the type of...
  6. 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...
  7. Health
    Hello guys. I read a couple of threads already but Im doing a new thread for a specific reason. So basically Ive had my hedgehog for about a year now and for the past week or so, maybe a little more no exactly sure, hes been using his wheel less. I also got a new hedgehog exactly a week ago and...
  8. 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...
  9. General Questions
    Prudence came to me as a 650g lazy adorable lump of double chins and rolls. I could tell immediately that she was overweight, and when my breeder said that she was 650 grams I can't say I was surprised. She also told me that she doesn't really run on her wheel and had lived with a couple other...
  10. Health
    Hi! I have a four-year-old male hedgehog named Odair. He's been losing quills for some time, but I just thought that was the shedding they do to get their adult quills. (But I'm no expert.) However, the loss has gotten very, very bad. There are quills all over his cage, and he has a very large...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    I have been doing some reading (especially in this forum) and have learned that it is best for the health of your hedgehog to have a mixture of a few quality cat foods to provide maximum nutrition. I was given my hedgehog Luis less than a week ago by a friend who is moving, and they had him on...
  12. General Questions
    Hi all - I introduced myself a few weeks ago. Mucki was found outside six weeks ago by a friend, and I stepped in to become her "parent" when they couldn't locate the owner. I'm really curious about her age, and after four weeks thought I might have some clues that the experts here might be...
  13. 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...
  14. General Questions
    My hedge Diesel hasn't gained any weight since i first weighed him when he was 11 weeks. he only weighs 0.5 lb or .276 kg. He hasn't gained any weight and he is now approx 6 months. Should I be concerned. He is on a healthy diet of three mixed high end cat foods and occasional fruits. He doesn't...
  15. Health
    I've noticed that Lou put on some weight so I cut back a lot on his mealworms, but haven't really noticed a difference. He has a CSW and does use it during the night (he's in my room, so I know), but not nearly like he used to. Any ideas to why he runs less? He doesn't have any toys, but if...
  16. General Questions
    I got my hedgie a few months ago and I am assume since her last home was a small fish tank with no wheel or much room to move around she had gained a lot of weight. she now has a 4 foot enclosure and saucer she runs on every night. I also feed her Ultra-Blend Select Hedgehog food that I get at...
  17. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone, My hedgehog is about 10 months old now and I have been having problems with his weight for quite some time now. He was about 230ish grams till about 2 or 3 months ago. I was feeding him just dry cat food (Blue buffalo, Wellness and Halo) and he was only eating about 3 to 5...
  18. General Questions
    Hello again! I'm getting my little boy Jan. 24th and I'm in the midst of learning and preparing. I want to know what a proper growth pattern should look like (weight wise) for a growing hedgie, (also adult) so that when I track his weight it's much easier to understand for me. It would help...
  19. 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 -...
  20. Health
    I've read that many hedgie parents often weigh out/keep track of food given and the weight of the hedgehog. I realize that this is pretty good information to give to a vet in order to understand a situation further if a visit is needed. I was looking at this: scale to weigh both a hedgie...
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