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losing Sweetpea

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Today I lost another one of my girls, Sweetpea. Sweetpea was the daughter to my first hedgehog I ever had and was the only baby of mine I've kept. She was bred at the end of November and I have been anxiously awaiting her litter. Last night when I checked on her she was holed up in her igloo and had blocked off the door with shavings and a blanket. The top of the igloo in her pen has been cut out and made removable so I could check on her. I peeked under the lid and she was snuggled into the shavings and just huffed a little as normal. I was excited thinking I would probably have new babies this morning. Everything looked fine when I left her in her house. This morning I checked on her as soon as I got up, and found blood all over her cage and my sweet little girl was gone. I didn't find any babies but assume she died due to complications from giving birth. This would have been her first litter and she was 8 months old. This is my first breeding related death.

These have been a rough couple of months for me now..At the end of November my best friend of 13 years died from a massive stroke, she was only 57. On Christmas day my first rescue hedgie, Mirabelle, passed away, and now my sweet little Sweetpea.
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Oh, Nikki, I'm so sorry about the losses of your Sweetpea and your best friend. My heart goes out to you and your best friend's family... I sincerely hope the passing of Sweetpea will mark the end of the sad run and things will turn around for you from here on. I'm sure Mirabelle and Sweetpea are now watching over you, your family, and your quilled gang from the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace, Sweetpea.
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