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do all hedgies drink the same amount of water?

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My hedgehogs don't seem to drink much at all!
They are fairly new to me, so i need to know if this is normal. I have a mom (about 3 or 4 months old and a baby-5 weeks old) There is always poo and pee in the cage in the morning and sometimes when we play with them we actually get to witness them peeing and pooing. But i have never seen them drink. Sometimes i put the water bowl right in front of them but they always avoid it. And the water in the bowl doesn't seem to be any lower in the morning. I change it every morning so it is hard to tell if they are drinking or not.
Is a few sips each night enough for them?
If they are peeing and pooing is that a signal that everything is fine?
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Yes,definitely the food is a factor. Because the baby just started to come out of the nest a week or so ago (at about 4 weeks) i put a bowl of small pieces of kibble out and a bowl of kibble soaked in water out. I noticed that the kibble soaked in water is a huge hit! Perhaps that is why they are not drinking so much...there is quite a bit of water in the kibble---it absorbs a lot! I am trying to put out less of the soaked kibble and more of the dry kibble as the baby gets older because i know they need the dry kibble to keep their teeth healthy.
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