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I recently went to a breeder to get my first hedgie. He had me wait two weeks as he said they weren't ready to go yet because they weren't weaned. When I picked my hedgie he said it was perfectly fine and ready to go and was eating on its own. However I began to question this when my little hedgie has taken no interest in food. So worried I went and bought kitten replacement milk to feed her and she seems to enjoy that. Now I blame myself and my ignorance for taking the word of the breeder that she was six weeks old and ready to go. But I want to make sure she grows up to be a healthy happy hedgie. If anybody has any advice to help me care for her I would greatly appreciate it.And if anybody could actually help me figure out how old she is that would be helpful, she has her quills and whiskers on her face but no fur on her belly and one eye is barely open so any idea how long before she can eat on her own? Thanks also sorry for my typing I only have one hand to use as she is in the other one.
 

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The breeder I got her from was feeding them kitten food and I tried that and she showed no interest so I bought her hedgehog food and still no interest I waited a day until I got her the milk and she has been eating that regularly for a day About every four to six hours. The breeder I got her from is the only one near me and he was two hours away.I cant get her to the vet until monday.Here is a pic of her on her back
 

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I am going to give my hedgie to the breeder who contacted me, so that she can be cared for until weaned. I want to thank everyone who helped me and I will post pics of her when I get her back. Thank you all so very much again
 

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They are breeders with Phat Exotics the mans name is Patrick and his partners name is Amanda Patrick agreed to hand feed her since he is experienced in that but Amand has a surrogate so they are going to try that before hand raising.They are going to take her until she is weened. And then she will be returned to me.I beleive they are located in McKinney and I would refer them to anyone near the DFW metroplex as they are very nice and very helpful. They are also working to get the breeder shut down and I am going to do everything in my power to help make sure this breeder doesnt do this to anymore hedgies or hedgie owners. Chowder and I thank all of you for your help and concern.And I will post pics of her with her foster family and when I get her back.Thanks again
 

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I took Chowder to the breeder today and he informed me that she was only about two weeks old. Chowder was placed with a mother and the mother took to her very well.The breeder is also taking every action against the breeder I got her from. I feel terrible about all of this and her being taken from her mother. Had I known how young she was I would have never ever taken her. But I am glad I did because now she will receive the care she needs and I am going to do everything I can to make sure that this breeder doesnt do this to anyone else.I again thank all of you who helped me and I am forever in your debt
 

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Update on Chowder.
Frisco animal Control is building a case against the breeder I got Chowder from and I expect him to be taken to court.
Chowder is doing great. She is getting fur, her eyes have opened and she has teeth. Her color has become more pronounced and surprise she is a pinto. She will be coming home in two to three weeks.
 
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