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Hello there,
I am new to this and I have a question/concern, my girl Bella finally had her 1st litter, one little boy hoglet about 5 days ago,everthing seemed fine, but today she took the hoglet out of her nest and left him outside while she is inside her nest, she doesn't seem to care for him much anymore, he looks fine, I am concerned she won't feed him anymore, what are the signs of Regret so I can start and try to handfeed??
Please help I am really concerend about the little guy!!!
mel
 

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Try to quietly put the baby back in with her, but make sure he is warm when you put him back, if he feels cold she's less likely to take him back. Hand raising rarely ever works and most babies will not make it if hand fed so the best think is to try to put him back. Just use your hands as she probably knows your smell.
 

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she is trying to pick him up with her mouth and then running in the cage like crazy,I hope she will feed him and he survives, any suggestion on what to do next, I but her back with him in a smaller cage , so she has to stay close!!
 

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I don't think you're supposed to move them until at least two weeks. You will stress mom out too much and she may cannibalize the babies. She's probably running around looking for her old nest.
 

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I don't think you're supposed to move them until at least two weeks. You will stress mom out too much and she may cannibalize the babies. She's probably running around looking for her old nest.
You are right! You should never move/change anything at such a young age.
 

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cover the cage and stay away and hope that she'll settle down...with moving her to a different cage she may be to stressed now to take care of the baby, all you can do now is hope and pray she settles down and leave her completely alone.
 
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