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Old 03-22-2012, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, this woman is selling 4 hedgies as breeders she says. They've never been touched she says. Irresponsible if you ask me.. But is this a bad idea? I kinda want it as a pet not a breeder, ya know?
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If she's selling, I would run the other way. In this case, I would only do an adoption, considering how much work you're going to have to put into it.
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well she wants $100 for them, but I was going to see if shed take $50 because of all the work like you said. I think it's fair really..
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Well, if she hasn't handled them, I doubt that she would care about "fairness".
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's true.. Well I've met her before, she seemed ok. I hope maybe i could get one, and see what i could do with it. I've had 2 hedgies before, so i know what I'm doing, except they weren't 8 mo old and never been touched..
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im in the same boat. maizy is 8 month old and was never touched. its hard but shes slowly warming up to me/
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But compare it any other hedgehog bonding. How's it any different?
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In my experience, if you can get to handling an animal as soon as possible after birth, it has a huge impact on development of personality and behavior. Kittens, for example. If you can get to handling them soon, the chances of a friendly, sociable pet are very good. If you don't or can't handle them often and early (say, if mom hides the nest and teaches them to be wary), the chances of getting a pet that 'tolerates those people' is much higher.

This is true with many animals. An 8 month old hedgie that's never been handled may make a fine pet, but there could be a lot of special challenges. An 8 month old is not an impressionable baby - they are an adult that received a minimum of care, attention, and love. I'd expect it to be a lot different. (Of course, with any animal you just never know.)
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i think its different because you never know whats going to happen. They could end up very friendly and cuddly , they could mearly tolerate you or they could never like being handled. And you dont know what your going to get. even if they end up friend you dont know how long its going to take. it could be weeks or even months. I wouldnt do it if you dont have that kind of commitment and patience, And will keep them even if it doesnt turn into a completly friendly hedgie.
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People drive me crazy. She bought them all when they were 8 weeks old. (3 girls, 1 boy) she's gad them since September and deliberately chose not to touch them. Ughhh people!
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