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Raffaaa 09-28-2015 09:16 PM

Has anyone had this problem?
 
My hedgie is around 3 months old.
I've just got her for one week, so I'm trying to get her used to me.
Today when I put her on a blanket on my lap, she kept scratching the blanket and also she bit the blanket and drags it with mouth.
Does anyone know if this is normal?

honeywhistle 09-28-2015 10:08 PM

I wouldn't worry about that. Hedgehogs will often scratch a bedding spot before they lie down, kind of like how dogs will circle a spot before they lie down. It's just part of their routine.

The biting of the blanket could be a smell thing. They're very smell/taste oriented, and biting things with new/interesting smells is sometimes a response.

Raffaaa 09-29-2015 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by honeywhistle (Post 740922)
I wouldn't worry about that. Hedgehogs will often scratch a bedding spot before they lie down, kind of like how dogs will circle a spot before they lie down. It's just part of their routine.

The biting of the blanket could be a smell thing. They're very smell/taste oriented, and biting things with new/interesting smells is sometimes a response.

what can i do? Does that behavior implies she's nervouse?
she's digging between my lap now... i hope she can just quietly sleep on my lap like other people's hedgies...

Lilysmommy 09-29-2015 05:19 PM

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Hedgehogs are burrowing animals. Scratching & digging is normal, especially if they're trying to get comfortable, like honey said. Try covering her up with the blanket, then let her be while she scratches & digs around & see if she finds a spot to her liking. She'll probably settle down then & go to sleep.

Raffaaa 09-29-2015 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Lilysmommy (Post 741338)
Hedgehogs are burrowing animals. Scratching & digging is normal, especially if they're trying to get comfortable, like honey said. Try covering her up with the blanket, then let her be while she scratches & digs around & see if she finds a spot to her liking. She'll probably settle down then & go to sleep.

Maybe you're right, I'll keep on observing...
I was worried because she was digging so hard and wouldn't stop for a moment... :))


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