Hedgie doesnt like toys - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 30
Default Hedgie doesnt like toys

I've had my Hedgie, Dexter, for about 8 months now. I have tried a slew of toys with him, but he is not interested in anything but his wheel. I was just wondering if most hedgehogs act like this initially, and then get used to the toys, or if I just happened to get a non-playful, lazy hedgie. If anybody has any suggestions or tips for me, they would much appreciated.... thanks!!
__________________

http://www.TickerFactory.com
MLL389 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
alyssinreality's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Posts: 390
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

I think a lot of hedgies aren't interested in toys. I've only had Diggory for about a month but all he will do is knock his stuffie over each night. (and I know it isn't an accident because I put it out of the way in the corner ) He won't even go in his tubes anymore like he did at first.

I was going to try a bell with him(one with an open bottom and a dingy thing in it, not one with a slit and a metal ball in it because they can get their tounges stuck in that) under supervision because I've heard that some like bells.
__________________

alyssinreality is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Nebular's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 624
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

Some just aren't the playing kind. For the most part, Norman refuses to play with any toy. He tried the little ball with a bell in it but scared himself when he shook it and it jingled so he never touched in since. He's had a Kong, a few different balls, little fleece mice, fleece strips, a dig box, etc. and will go out of his way to walk around them rather than play with them. The only thing apart from his wheel that he's actually taken any sort of interest in is his PVC pipe, but rather than crawl through it, he runs up to it and shoves it around with his snout for a few seconds, then gets bored with it and goes off to do something else. He would just rather run and snuggle.
__________________
This human slave proudly owned by: Spiny Norman
The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are those of the human slave and do not necessarily represent those of Spiny Norman.
No human slaves were harmed in the making of this post.
Nebular is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 466
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

Quote:
Originally Posted by alyssinreality
I think a lot of hedgies aren't interested in toys. I've only had Diggory for about a month but all he will do is knock his stuffie over each night. (and I know it isn't an accident because I put it out of the way in the corner ) He won't even go in his tubes anymore like he did at first.

I was going to try a bell with him(one with an open bottom and a dingy thing in it, not one with a slit and a metal ball in it because they can get their tounges stuck in that) under supervision because I've heard that some like bells.
Felix has a little plastic hedgehog shaped dog toy that I put in the corner of his cage and he knocks over every night. I'm not sure if it's because he doesn't like it or he just doesn't know what else to do with it. He definitely likes bells, though. I bought him a set of ferret toys shaped like sports balls that have little bells in them and he absolutely LOVES them. I hear him pushing them around his cage every night, and they're made of solid plastic with no holes so I feel comfortable leaving him with them unsupervised. I found them at PetCo, but I've also seen them in a few other pet stores.

http://www.petco.com/product/109253/Pet ... oys-109253
__________________


lehaley is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
OctoberBride17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 21
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

Henry doesn't seem to care much for toys either. I do hear him at night push his little ball with a bell in it, for all of a minute
__________________
[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/]

OctoberBride17 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
LizardGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 5,136
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

I haven't heard of a whole lot of hedgies that actually go out of their way to play with toys. There are obviously plenty that will, but I'd say the majority stick to just running on their wheel and attempting to make their cage a disaster.



__________________
West Coast Hedgehogs - Breeder in Corvallis, Oregon -Download Our Complete Hedgehog Care Book For Free-
Check out our Supply page for the best deals on all your hedgehog needs!
Cake Top Wheels - Hedgie Bags - Food Mix - Feeder Insects - Dietary Supplements - Care Kits - Heat Setups - And More!
LizardGirl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
alyssinreality's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Posts: 390
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

Quote:
Originally Posted by lehaley
Quote:
Originally Posted by alyssinreality
I think a lot of hedgies aren't interested in toys. I've only had Diggory for about a month but all he will do is knock his stuffie over each night. (and I know it isn't an accident because I put it out of the way in the corner ) He won't even go in his tubes anymore like he did at first.

I was going to try a bell with him(one with an open bottom and a dingy thing in it, not one with a slit and a metal ball in it because they can get their tounges stuck in that) under supervision because I've heard that some like bells.
Felix has a little plastic hedgehog shaped dog toy that I put in the corner of his cage and he knocks over every night. I'm not sure if it's because he doesn't like it or he just doesn't know what else to do with it. He definitely likes bells, though. I bought him a set of ferret toys shaped like sports balls that have little bells in them and he absolutely LOVES them. I hear him pushing them around his cage every night, and they're made of solid plastic with no holes so I feel comfortable leaving him with them unsupervised. I found them at PetCo, but I've also seen them in a few other pet stores.

http://www.petco.com/product/109253/Pet ... oys-109253
Those look great! And with his new cage I have all kinds of room to spoil him with toys. I hope they have something like that at petsmart, petco is kind of out of my way.
__________________

alyssinreality is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 1,194
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

Izzy doesn't play with toys much, but does love tunnels and sleep sacks, hiding places. Harvey has one toy that he loves. We found this little concrete hedgie at an art fair and I thought it would be great to put in Harvey's cage. He pushes it all over the place. I'll see it by the water, by the wheel, by the food. Then I think, is he trying to feed it and care for it? Then I saw him one night and he was.... having some intimate time with it and it just gets pushed around.
__________________

~Everyone deserves a forever home.~







Rainy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 03:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 490
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

My hedgie's name is Dexter too
My Dexter loves flower pots... its the only thing he'll play with
I went to Michael's and got some little ones and he pushes them around all night
__________________






DexterTheHog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 466
Default Re: Hedgie doesnt like toys

DexterTheHog, I absolutely LOVE your signature picture. Dr. Dexter to the rescue?
__________________


lehaley is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

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
Hedgie Toys sss8765 Toys 2 01-01-2012 10:36 PM
Toys for hedgie Armywife Toys 7 08-22-2011 04:29 PM
Baby hedgie toys? cute.hedgies Toys 7 06-24-2010 06:35 PM
My hedgie doesnt like to play? Amelia Toys 4 12-17-2008 03:07 PM
toys for fat hedgie?? laurennicole Toys 8 10-26-2008 01:18 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:04 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
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 Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum