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Old 09-29-2018, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Scared Hedgehog

I recently purchased a 1 year old hedgehog. His previous owner didn't take good care of him. He was very dirty and smelly. He is very nervous and scared of everything. Even if just a towel touches him, he curls up into a ball. He has plenty of water, food, and hideaways. I even put an old shirt of mine in there. It is really hard to pick him up and/or move him at all. Baths do make him happier for about 30 minutes, but after that he will get fussy again. The first bath that I gave him was really long, since he was so dirty. After it was over, he nipped me. It was very light, and not much more than a pinch. I thought it might just be because of the long bath. Any advice??
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for taking care of this poor baby. Do you use anything scented on your hands? Keep continuing to bond with him for minimum 30 minutes. Idk if this will help you but what I like to do is gently talk to my hedgie a lot so he also gets used to my voice.
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