bonding with an explorer? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2009, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
Default bonding with an explorer?

Our new hedgehog is very friendly as in she never balls up. I've never seen her rolled up except when she's sleeping.

She does huff at us and pop around when we have her cage open and we are petting her, but she doesn't quill up.

She does not like to be held. She doesn't want to stand still. I've read that this is the personality of some hedgehogs, and that's okay with us. I just want to know if we are still bonding with her, even though it is impossible to get her out and hold her every evening like is suggested. We do play around with her and talk to her and pet her each and every evening. I also have a little playpen for animals that we sit in and let her run around us. Is there anything else you suggest we do to help her bond with us? We've had her only a week. She's four months old. Is it possible that she will ever let us hold her, even briefly?

Thanks so much! I've learned so much already from this board!
adena is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-01-2009, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
Default Re: bonding with an explorer?

The same thing happened to me but she still does not stay too still so don't be worried, she will eventually slow down.
HedgiLover is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2009, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 60
Default Re: bonding with an explorer?

Luna likes to run a lot too, but I dont know, I guess I sort of cheat hehe I plunk her down on the kitchen floor and roll toys and play but not touch, or I put toys in her play pen, or put her in her ball and let her go at it until she starts to get a little tired and slow down, then I pick her up. She still thows a fit, its only a bit of a protest but she quiets down after a minute or two and is content to explore your sweater, or clothes. Then that exploring either becomes boring, or she's calm enough and doesnt mind being held and pet.
haha kind of the same way I babysit
Alicat42 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
Default Re: bonding with an explorer?

Thanks so much for the encouraging words! lol! I'm just thankful she's friendly and confident around us and never balls up.
adena is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the difference between an explorer and runner? TzusnHedgies Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 17 10-19-2012 03:46 AM
Advice on Bonding With an Explorer? rochellejp Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 5 03-31-2012 01:55 AM
Bonding with a hedgie who is an explorer lehaley Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 9 12-18-2011 11:09 AM
not a cuddler, not an explorer, a lap hedgehog? awbat3 Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 5 06-26-2011 11:42 AM
Activities for an Explorer (?) Puffers315 General Questions 1 05-17-2010 01:08 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum