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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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I'm still fairly new to the hedgehog thing... just got Harley last week but for the first few days we had him, and still even now, he doesn't drink much. I didn't actually see him drinking at all for the first 4 days or so. I did give him the option of using a bottle or a dish though, he seems to use both. Maybe try putting a bottle in as well? It's easier to tell if they've been drinking with a bottle too. just make a little mark where the top of the water comes to when it's on the cage and see if it's gone down in the morning :)
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