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Old 06-16-2009, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default HELP PLEASE lost hedgehog---HEDGIE HAS BEEN FOUND

HEDGIE HAS BEEN FOUND! He came to one of the food bowls i put out. :] thank you all for your help!
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there any furniture he could have come under. I once saw my hedgehog crawling under the stove. Could he be not in your room anymore? I would also seach somewhere else. I'll put many bowl of food out too. Maybe try to turn off the lights so he might come out of his hidding or at leat make some sound so you can't ear where he is.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Start at your bedroom (or where the cage is) & determine what doors are open that he could have gone through. Turn of the lights and any noises in those areas. Any doors that were closed, keep closed. What could he have gone under? Are there bookselves? Some bookshelves have a hollow bottom from the back that he may have gone into to sleep. Your dresser/night stand may also be built like this. Put a bowl of water/food down. Do you have any treats that he really likes? (mealies?) Put them out near where you think he may be & see if that might draw him out.

Be careful moving any furniture (I would try not to as much as possible). If he is undersomething you don't want to hurt him. Also watch out around doors if he might be behind the door (between the door and wall).

Good luck to you & the little guy.
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I would shut any doors that you can. Go into one room and start searching anywhere. Make sure you look under furniture, in between things, anywhere he might have squeezed into to hide. Once you're done searching one room, keep the door shut and put something on the door so you remember you've searched it. Move onto another room and so on. I would start upstairs, in the most likely rooms, then move downstairs if you don't find him up there.
If you still can't find him, try putting small bowls of food and water out, on top of paper bags or something that will crackle and make noise when he walks on it. This may not help until tonight, when he gets hungry, but if you can't find him before then, it may help you catch him.
If you have any other animals, cats or dogs, keep a close eye on them throughout the day. They may find him before you and you'll want to make sure you can get him quickly before he runs away from them or gets hurt.
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If your stairs are open I would recommend putting something infront of them for the time being incase the little guy goes exploring & decides to try to get down them.

I'm guessing whereever you are it's day time now which means he would be sleeping. I know if I disturb Sylvie when she's sleeping she'll huff & pop at me. If your hedgie does this too it might be a good way to find him. Turn of any noises & move around the space. If you think he might be under furniture but can't see him, before moving it you could knock on the furniture or give it a gentle shake that would russle a sleeping hedgie to make them pop
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Is there any furniture he could have come under. I once saw my hedgehog crawling under the stove. Could he be not in your room anymore? I would also seach somewhere else. I'll put many bowl of food out too. Maybe try to turn off the lights so he might come out of his hidding or at leat make some sound so you can't ear where he is.
I'm not just looking in my room, and I've taken your advice on turning the lights off and put food out. Checked under the stove. thanks.
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I would shut any doors that you can. Go into one room and start searching anywhere. Make sure you look under furniture, in between things, anywhere he might have squeezed into to hide. Once you're done searching one room, keep the door shut and put something on the door so you remember you've searched it. Move onto another room and so on. I would start upstairs, in the most likely rooms, then move downstairs if you don't find him up there.
If you still can't find him, try putting small bowls of food and water out, on top of paper bags or something that will crackle and make noise when he walks on it. This may not help until tonight, when he gets hungry, but if you can't find him before then, it may help you catch him.
If you have any other animals, cats or dogs, keep a close eye on them throughout the day. They may find him before you and you'll want to make sure you can get him quickly before he runs away from them or gets hurt.
I've taken your advice on putting food on top of bags. thanks
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Sometimes a hedgie can get inside the couch/loveseat/recliner if there a is way in.
My gizmo has escaped a few times Once he was behind/under the fridge and another time he was behind/under the clothes dryer .
Hope U find em soon.
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Per Vern Mills' guide to hedgies:

"If you start to search for her/him you are committed, it is too easy to inadvertently block her/him into a corner or crevice or between things as you move items around searching for her/him. This is absolutely crucial. If s/he cannot get out to water and food, the conclusion is self-apparent. Set her/his food dish and water out where s/he can get at it, and watch for him/her in the evenings.

There are several recommended methods of catching a wandering hedgehog: one trick is to
put his/her food and water in a brown paper bag, you will hear him/her as s/he walks on the paper; another option is to sprinkle a light dusting of flour on linoleum and hardwood floors, the telltale footprints will lead you to his/her hiding place (or at least assure you s/he is still among the living)."
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smhufflepuff wrote" another option is to sprinkle a light dusting of flour on linoleum and hardwood floors, the telltale footprints will lead you to his/her hiding place (or at least assure you s/he is still among the living)."

That sounds like a good way to find em
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