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Hi everyone!

I picked up my new baby hedgehog yesterday morning from my local petstore. (Yes I know, no one like pet store hedgie, but I wasn't going to wait on an 8 month waiting list for the only breeder in CT.) Anyways, I've had her for a day and she's not eating!!! I'm worried something wrong, I had bought her the same "Vitakraft" food they were using in the store, to at somepoint start switching her over to a cat food or some other more nutrishional hedgie food. I know she did do some drinking last night, cause she knocked her water bottle off the side of the cage. I also found the poops she did last night before I went to bed, in her food dish, i'm maybe thinking she thinks it a toilet? I'm worried and I need some advice. She seems to be friendly and all, I had her out of her cage last night when she finaly woke up after she did some exploring of her cage for about 45 minutes. She seemed fine, she got along with my whole family, including my two dogs. She was a very happy hedgie. :) Still didnt eat though, I even tried giving her a few meal worm treats and she didnt even take those. :( SO I dont know, here the pictures of where she lives and of her, she's a cutie.

Thanks for looking,

Living space: The bedding is a mix of White Pine, Spurce, and one other wood that NOT Ceader!
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I did put a box for a while for her to sleep in but she stopped using it last night.
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Here she is, I have not named her yet...
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Re: My new baby, But i'm having issues...

First of all welcome!

I just rescued a hedgie from a horrible pet store but then called the ASPCA and they are now watching the pet store she did not a clue on how to care for a hedgie and she would be dead today if I did not do something but that's on it's own thread. I would put your baby on liners and on cat food as soon as possible. also Make sure to get a wheel like everyone has been saying!
But we are all hear to help even if we do get puffy sometimes I guess we get it from our hedgies LOL!
Re: My new baby ***Updated 02-28-09***

Meal worms should be a treat no more that 3-5 a day they will make your hedgie fat!
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