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Okay, so I have been having trouble with my little girl with hibernating, and she has stopped! Hooray! Things seem to be looking up for her! Now I have a new problem. She has not been eating like she used to unless I feed it to her when she is out of her cage. She eats probably about 1- 1 1/2 tsp. of purina one each day. She used to eat 3-4 tsp. She also has not been "going" regularly. I have tried pumpkin which worked for a while and now she won't eat it. I have had some success with baby food sweet potatoes and that is what I am feeding her now every other night as a treat. I make sure she is drinking too. She sure sleeps a lot during the night- I check on her often. She stays snuggled next to the heat disc in her already 80 degree cage. The lighting is fine too. Is this normal hedgie behavior? She just used to be so much more active and eat and poop more before she tried to hibernate. The vet hasn't really given me any good ideas.
 

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Thanks! I hope that my girl goes back to her normal routine also. How long has it been since yours had a hibernation attempt that she started to go back to her normal routine? My hedgie, Munchkin, started her attempt around the middle of March and tried various times to hibernate. She has not tried now for about 3 weeks and seems to be comfortable at her temp. now. After she attempted it she ate fine, but now she has not been eating a lot, or wheeling. I wake her up in the middle of the night and she gets mad at me, but it makes her eat instead of sleeping the whole night. She seems perfectly fine otherwise. I wish my vet had more to offer.
 

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Thanks for the ideas! I got some purina one kitten food and a kitchen scale. My plan is to weigh her every other day to see if she is losing weight. She has lost 7 grams in a week since my last vet visit. That doesn't seem like a lot to me yet so I am holding off on the kitten food unless it keeps decreasing. One good thing, she has been pooping (on me lol) every morning before I go to work. Not in her wheel tho. I hope she is using it to run on! Geesh! I
 

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She seems to be doing better already actually. All of a sudden she started to eat more and have more of an appetite. Belly ache maybe? I am weighing her in the evenings at the same time every other day. It has been pretty consistent. I think I am only going to weigh her once a week now. I did notice a 50gram drop after she pooped 2 times! Geesh! I am still noticing her not being very active by herself at night, but I hope that that too will begin to change in time.
 
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