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Old 06-19-2018, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a 2.5 year old hedgehog (rufus) today from a family member. They didn't have the time for him. I believe his previous owners may have abused or neglected him. He is super mean and constantly bites and pulls skin. While with my family, they notice his eye swelling and he ended up having to have it removed. I have never had a hedgehog but really wanting to make a difference for Rufus. Sounds, movements or anything makes him hiss and curl up. And his bites aren't just a nibble. Any ideas on how to get him to be more friendly?
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All I can say is patience. It takes time. Be persistent and don't give up! As for the biting this link should help: https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...-now-what.html
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Plenty of food and cuddles, just compare this situation to if you got an abused dog and needed to nurse it back to health. Basically just try to heal it with love, and you are an amazing person for rescuing a hedgie and I wish you and your hedgie luck for the rest of your journey!
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