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Old 08-31-2010, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a somewhat...-delicate- question about my 1.5 year old hedgehog's behavior.

Butch Cassidy has always favored me over my boyfriend, twittering in delight whenever I would rescue him from "the big mean man." We used to joke Butch was in love with me and suffering from a bit of an oedipus complex.

A couple months ago I was holding him when I noticed something white and sticky on his underside. After that there were a few instances in which he would become "excited," made most obvious by his male "distinguishing characteristic." The past three days however he has been getting quite large "down there" and ejaculating within five minutes of when I pick him up (and he likes to void both his bowels and bladder immediately after, leaving quite a mess).

I don't do anything to provoke him - I just hold him in my hands or on my lap. Also, there are no other particular behaviors associated with the action (besides a blissful look in his eyes afterward and an unusual desire to cuddle).

I'm not really worried...(boys will be boys? I guess?) just kind of weirded out (and the mess is a bit bothersome). Has anyone else experienced this? Is it "just a phase?"

Edit: Upon further reflection, Butch has been a bit more aggressive (puberty?) towards my boyfriend as of late, but I assumed it was just because he hates him (my boyfriend, on the other hand, can't get enough of the little guy...unfortunately this means I have to sometimes gently remind him hedgehogs are -not- dogs and don't necessarily want to be played with all the time). He'll sometimes tug on bf's shirt when sitting on his stomach or lap and he (the hedgehog, not the bf) has chomped him a couple of times. He's an adult now, though, so I assume it can't be raging hormones. Male jealousy?

Will I be forced to choose between the two loves of my life, one tall, dark, and handsome and the other small, furry, and snuffly? Woe is me.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Eeewww... That's gross. I really hope he's going through a phase!
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If you search (top right corner of website) the word "masturbation" you will find this is very common and not a phase. Boys will be boys.
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oh dear, that would be a little disturbing....well maybe its a certain smell that u could avoid like a shampoo or lotion? I know that boys will be boys but its worth it to just try to figure out the actual source if there is one.
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If you search (top right corner of website) the word "masturbation" you will find this is very common and not a phase. Boys will be boys.
Thanks, krbshappy71. I typed in "ejaculation" previously and didn't have much luck.

He doesn't really move at all when it happens though...am I just that good? ... I'm just kidding. It is kind of cute how happy he looks afterward, though.

Anyways...I am so pleased to know that my little Butch isn't a sexual deviant. I suppose I'll just snuffle and let snuffle...and always make sure to have a towel on my lap when I'm holding him.
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oh dear, that would be a little disturbing....well maybe its a certain smell that u could avoid like a shampoo or lotion? I know that boys will be boys but its worth it to just try to figure out the actual source if there is one.
That's a good idea. He was definitely noticeably confused when I quit smoking and gave me a bit of the cold shoulder until he got used to it. Perhaps my Bath and Body Works "Sensual Amber" is a bit too much for the little guy. I'll switch to Jergens.
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oh dear, that would be a little disturbing....well maybe its a certain smell that u could avoid like a shampoo or lotion? I know that boys will be boys but its worth it to just try to figure out the actual source if there is one.
That's a good idea. He was definitely noticeably confused when I quit smoking and gave me a bit of the cold shoulder until he got used to it. Perhaps my Bath and Body Works "Sensual Amber" is a bit too much for the little guy. I'll switch to Jergens.
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That's a good idea. He was definitely noticeably confused when I quit smoking and gave me a bit of the cold shoulder until he got used to it. Perhaps my Bath and Body Works "Sensual Amber" is a bit too much for the little guy. I'll switch to Jergens.
LOL i laughed at that :P My hedgies favorite smell from bath and body is Sensual Amber too
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You shouldn't be posting this. There are children on here. Find someone who you think would know and PM them. If I didn't have a hedgehog and was going to get one and I came on this forum and I saw this I would reconsider. This should be a safe and fun environment for everyone.
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You shouldn't be posting this. There are children on here. Find someone who you think would know and PM them. If I didn't have a hedgehog and was going to get one and I came on this forum and I saw this I would reconsider. This should be a safe and fun environment for everyone.
Really, normally I would let this go and move on. But, I disagree with this so much I just had to post something. I'm still looking at getting a hedgehog and I think this is a very informative post to make, I also think it’s completely rational to deal with something like this with a slight humor, I'm not sure who you think these "children" are that need to be protected, but if they can't deal with a post that from my point of view is 90% informative and 10% humor then maybe the parents of these "children" should rethink them being allowed on the internet, there is far worse that can be found on a Google search then is being read in this post.

Frankly I thank the OP for this post, it’s something I didn't think about but after reading is something that is important to know. Yes, I agree that this should be a "safe and fun environment" But she is talking about a natural bodily function that seems to be very common with male hedgehogs.

Once again, thanks OP!

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PS: The OP took the time to not only put it in a thread that is appropriate to the topic but also but a disclaimer in the title of the post....I think all the necessary precautions were taken and the information given outweighs your concerns.

Sorry, I had to make a post....
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