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Hedgie had suprise litter and is now dead

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We adopted a hedgie about a month ago and within a week she gave birth. We had no idea she was pregnant. Thankfully she was a great mother and took care of all the babies. She was eating and drinking fine but when I went in to check on them today I found her dead. So now I have five 3 week old babies. Their eyes are open and they are all very active. I just fed them for the first time (I followed the directions on this site).
Since they are three weeks old is their chance of survival any better?
I hand fed them with a syringe but should I try feeding them out of a small dish?

I am so devastated that my hedgie passed away and now so worried about the babies!
Any advice or anything I should know?

I have 2 albinos with ruby colored eyes and one of them seems to have wobbly hedgehog syndrome. Is it possible to tell at this age? He shakes and wobbles when he tries to stand
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I'm sorry for your hedgie & wish you the best for all the pups. I don't know much about breeding so cannot provide any advice past trying to PM some of the experienced breeders on here. Nancy's name comes immediately to mind but if you search through the breeding forums I'm sure you'll find others. You may also find some information about syringe feeding hoglets.
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