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Old 07-10-2019, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have had our hedgie (4mths old) a little over a week. I wanted to make sure we are doing the right things to promote bonding with him. Each night we take him out for a bit and he either sits on our lap or walks around a bit. This is sometimes with me, sometimes my husband, and sometimes my son but usually all 3 of us are around and talking to him. Sometimes we put some kibble out for him to eat at this time and sometimes meal worms. We also give a little bath sometimes if his feet are dirty from wheel poop. He does let us pet him eventually but sometimes he hisses a bit first. He usually does best for my husband. What else should we be doing to bond? is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like to encourage setting a specific treat aside only for bonding time. With Christina, I use worms as they’re her favorite. It gets her excited to come out because she knows she gets a yummy treat. I also keep a radio on softly in the room when I’m not home so she can desensitize to sounds!
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Putting something like old socks balled up with each of your scents and rotating them weekly, they act as 3 new ball toys but also keeps him used to all 3 of your scents, this can help especially if you a miss day for whatever reason.

Your pretty much doing everything else, learn your hedgehog and what they like and adapt bonding to them. Everyone does bonding differently.
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