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Old 09-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Expectations about Owning a Male Hedgehog

I asked a question in a separate thread regarding owning a male hedgehog, but I thought rather than hijack the original poster, I might as well create my own thread, so here goes!

my original question (see original thread here was:
"somewhat curious since I'm debating between getting a male/female hedgehog.. have any of the owners with a male hedgie ever wished you had a female instead so you didn't have to deal with boy time? :P"

all of the comments were positive so far though I wouldn't mind hearing other people share more (esp if you have both genders perhaps?)!

I guess my other concern reading Kimberly's care book as well as some of the threads on this forum was that it can be hard to wash off the substance on hedgie's belly/blankets after boy time. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I find it no harder than laundering any male-laundry-with-goo.

My small friend has never gotten himself with his goo, just me, his snuggle sacks, random fleece, a small stuffed rat, and a bass. I have found more difficulty in removing poop from a stray whisker, and the orange stain left after anointing on a carrot. I have heard others are less-lucky in dealing with belly-goo, but have had luck using a q-tip with Vaseline to loosen it up. I'm grateful I've gotten him accustomed to face-petting in case I ever need to clean it off a more awkward location.

I do worry about him getting a hair wrapped around himself one day, and take the opportunity to peek and make sure everything is fine when he presents himself.

It was startling the first time he used me for assistance: "one leg, two leg, three leg, four leg, what the **** is poking me the palm?! ...oh." and can lead to moments of laughter. I think my favourite was when the whole house was in one of those odd synchronized hushes, that was broken by a tiny hedgehog "Ungh!" of relief.
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I really don't care about it, it's a natural thing anyway. Only downside is that the stuff can be hard to get out of their fur but then you just need to scrub a little harder or let them soak in the water a little longer until it gets soft.
I've had both genders and it doesn't bother me at all.
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I can't imagine not having Henry in my life soooo I guess you could say I've got a biased answer! Yes he does sometimes get the "evidence" on himself (I've found it on his chin as well as belly) and his fleece in his cage but I don't think it's really enough of a reason to not get a male hedgie!


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