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I'm a new hedgie owner.. I just adopted a 1 year old hedgie from someone else.
I named him Bacon, and he has been at my house for 4 days now.
The first day he got a little carsick and threw up on the way home, but after he got home he ate about 15 pellets and drank a lot of water. He also ate some almond slivers I gave him and seemed to like them very much. He pooped 3 times too.
2nd day he ate about 15 pellets but barely any water.. and pooped about 2 times.
3rd day he ate 15 pellets but to my knowledge did not poop.. later he did drink some water but it was only a little.. like.. an amount that barely covered the bottom of a Pringles can lid.
4th day he also ate 15 pellets.. did not poop again.. and hasn't touched his water..
Plus all this time I have not seen him pee once and his cage is always dry.

He also sleeps all day and all night.. the little pile of newspaper shreddings and other toys are never moved from their spots so i don't think he's been moving around when i'm sleeping.
I have been waking him up around 5-7pm and playing with him in my backyard but he usually gets tired after 30 minutes (today he played for an hour) and then finds a place to go to sleep again. He could possibly have pooped or peed while playing outside while he was under a bush or something where i can't see.. but I've been keeping a really good eye on him so I doubt it..
He also refuses to go on his wheel... the wheel had lots of poop on it when the previous owner gave it to me, so he must have used it a lot before.. but he won't go on it at all now.

How much is a hedgie supposed to pee or poop? Is it okay if he just eats 15 pellets? I've been reading normally it's 30-60 pellets.. and poop 2-3 times a day. Is this just because he's trying to adjust to a new home? All this stuff is new to me so i'm just worried a little. Please help me out :)

P.S> Is it ok to give him almons? i read laterthat nuts aren't good for him.. but that's the only thing he's eaten other than his cat food.. he's shown no interest in anything else.. carrots, cabbage, honeydew, blueberries, and bannanas all failed
 

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Thanks for your advice guys.. I will definitely stop giving him almonds..
We're in Texas so I don't think he could possibly get cold.. lol I don't turn the AC on much either.
I do think it's an adjustment thing though.. Last night I let him sleep in my lap while I was working on the computer and he actually stayed and cuddled instead of trying to run off and hide like he used to.
And then at 5 in the morning I woke up to the sound of him running in his wheel!!! yay!
hehe.
I still haven't found any wet spots that could be pee...
How much do they pee usually? Could it be so little that it's unnoticeable?
 
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