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Hello hedgehog families, so usually my hedgehog drinks her water bottle in a few day but lately she’s been drinking an entire bottle of water in a day or two. I’m a bit worried about her. Any ideas ?
 

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Holly is a female African Pygmy Hedgehog. She weighs about 463g and was born May 28, 2019.
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Has it been extra hot lately? Any new treats or food? More exercise? Stress?
 

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No, it’s actually been a bit chilly lately but she has her personal hearing mat to keep her in good temperature. And no change in diet or exercises.
 

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Hello hedgehog families, so usually my hedgehog drinks her water bottle in a few day but lately she’s been drinking an entire bottle of water in a day or two. I’m a bit worried about her. Any ideas ?
Excessive water drinking might be due to diabetes or perhaps a side effect to tumors or cancers in her organs like the liver, making her very thirsty.
 

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Excessive water drinking might be due to diabetes or perhaps a side effect to tumors or cancers in her organs like the liver, making her very thirsty.
This is worst case of course!!
 

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When there are sudden changes in behavior and you cannot determine the root cause are a good time to seek a veterinary opinion.

I'm assuming you have checked her bedding and her bottle isn't just leaking. Are you actually seeing her drink more frequently?
 

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When there are sudden changes in behavior and you cannot determine the root cause are a good time to seek a veterinary opinion.

I'm assuming you have checked her bedding and her bottle isn't just leaking. Are you actually seeing her drink more frequently?
She’s actually feeling a lot better all back to normal. Was given antibiotics and a few chopped cranberry’s to munch on
 

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That's good news. I do have to ask though, what was her reaction to cranberries? I've never tried those with a hedgehog and while my initial thought would be "ah they won't eat those" the other part of me says "hedgehogs never do what you expect".
 

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My hedgie is extremely picky with her food but weirdly I feel like she knew that it would make her feel better so she ate them now when I try to give it to her she kinda hesitant but realizes it helps
 
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