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Exactly a week ago, I weigthed little Tangelo at 320g. Now after his bath, just for "fun" I weight it again to my surprise: 350g. Both weighting where done at around the same time of the evening. Should I be worried. He does eat Technical kitten but I'm weaning him from it to my mix that is ligter.
 

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If he wasn't in the best of conditions beforehand, I wouldn't be surprised at the weight gain. Keep weighing him, preferably twice a week at least to see if he gains significantly more. If it doesn't taper off, then you might have an issue.
 

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Make sure to record whether he pooped/peed before weighing, because doing so can make a hedgie lose 25-30 grams. If you weighed him before potty the first time, then after the second time, that could also cause the 30 gram change.

If that's not the case and he hadn't gone potty before weighing, I still doubt it's anything to worry about. Sounds like he's definitely eating a more healthy diet now, which will likely put some weight on him. Keep an eye on his body shape: you want to see ( ) or ||, not (----) (body wider than length) or ) (. As the others said, though, he's likely to be gaining from the good food and it will taper off as he gets more settled in.

Does he have a wheel, by the way?

If he's drinking all his water, make sure you fill the bowl often. How big is the bowl? Will he need a bigger one, just to make sure he doesn't run out overnight when you're asleep and can't check it?
 

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He doesn't have wheel yet, but I plan on buying one, I might resort to a confort wheel since shipping a cake wheel would kinda brak my hedgie buggest this month.

I think he pooped before each weight, but can't be 100% sure. I'll take a look at his shape too, just to be sure.

The bowl is pretty big, I just fill up the food bowl. The water is ok, he doesn't drink it all up. I'm really tempted to think that it's because he did'nt have enough food before.
 
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