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Old 07-25-2018, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I got my hedge around 5 days ago and her biting has gotten progressivly worse. I was able to hold her in my ya da but now any time she gets near my hand she latches on. Half the time I’m not even aware she’s near my hand so I pull back natural and she falls on the floor which I know will end up hurting her one day. I’ve tried blowing puffs in her face when she does this but I’m on the 3rd try and it doesn’t seem to be helping at all. I can’t even hold her anymore I have to use her blanket 😞
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wait, she "falls on the floor?" What do you mean by this? Are you standing up, holding her, and then drop her??? NEVER let your hedgehog fall from ANY height. If you are going to handle her, I would recommend placing her on the floor or on your lap if you keep dropping her. If she has fallen from a significant height, monitor her closely as she could have internal damage. I hope that I've misunderstood the situation, however.

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Old 07-27-2018, 01:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I’m new to having a hedge hog , I do put her on my lap but as I soon learned they don’t really fear gravity, what happened was The was wrapped in a blanket on my lap and but me when I wasn’t paying attention. I naturally was startled and tried to pull away (I know not to do that now) and she went with my hand ending on the floor. I have paid very close attention to make sure she is ok and uninjured. I feel TERRIBLE about it.
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[QUOTE=autumnfox;1058828]Wait, she "falls on the floor?" What do you mean by this? Are you standing up, holding her, and then drop her??? NEVER let your hedgehog fall from ANY height. If you are going to handle her, I would recommend placing her on the floor or on your lap if you keep dropping her. If she has fallen from a significant height, monitor her closely as she could have internal damage. I hope that I've misunderstood the situation, however.

I’m new to having a hedge hog , I do put her on my lap but as I soon learned they don’t really fear gravity, what happened was The was wrapped in a blanket on my lap and but me when I wasn’t paying attention. I naturally was startled and tried to pull away (I know not to do that now) and she went with my hand ending on the floor. I have paid very close attention to make sure she is ok and uninjured. I feel TERRIBLE about it.
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So I got my hedge around 5 days ago and her biting has gotten progressivly worse. I was able to hold her in my ya da but now any time she gets near my hand she latches on. Half the time I’m not even aware she’s near my hand so I pull back natural and she falls on the floor which I know will end up hurting her one day. I’ve tried blowing puffs in her face when she does this but I’m on the 3rd try and it doesn’t seem to be helping at all. I can’t even hold her anymore I have to use her blanket 😞

It is normal for your hedgehog to bite you as they are just settling into the environ ment. Give her a week or two to settle in and she should be fine if she gets scared,stressed or if you keep dropping her on the floor she may become a bit catious and wiol not be hesitant to biting. As long as she is in a calm environment with plenty of room she should settle down fine. I would just keep her on you lap with a blanket while she is biting and dont blow in her face as she will bite more.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Newbie here, I agree with the post above, I think maybe it's something like the same behaviour with the rat also, give sometimes to know the environment, if it is first time to hold, i also have bad experience nearly got bite (wear glove) by rat if not properly handle it
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