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Old 06-24-2016, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive had my hedgie for about 9 months. When I first got him I spent a lot of time with him because I wanted him to get to know me and be comfortable around me. He's naturally shy, so that wasnt easy. Anyway, lately I havent been spending as much time with him. For quite a few months, Ive been busy and I have only taken him out of the cage a few times a week. Now, he seems less friendly with me and more shy. I started spending more time with him daily, but he hasnt seemed to change much. Maybe its because hes shy, but I feel like he used to be less shy around me. I dont know
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a new hedgehog owner myself, but I do know that hedgehogs can take a lot of time. You have to try your best to spend at least 30 minute with them everyday or else you can lose that bond and they can become antisocial again :/
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you get him as a baby?
Part of nightly bonding is it creates a habit for us, but also for them to accept it.
By going months without, you have broken the habit and created a new one of your hedgehog not accepting handling as well.
So now, you need to break the habit of not handling him nightly, as well as his of not accepting it. And develop the initial habit again.
Even when your busy, you need to make time. Multitask of you need to. If you need ideas for ways to multitask bonding with other things, ask. For a lot of us it's a constant thing.
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