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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 am feeding them a mix of goats milk and puppy formula. I am curious about how much they should be eating. They all ate but only a tiny bit each. I'm sure it doesn't taste as good as their mom's milk. They refused to eat more by turning away or balling up.
Two of them started self anointing after. It was so adorable.
Also, are they old enough to go potty on their own or do I need to help them?
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