New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question... - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2010, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 97
Default New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

Hi everyone!

my name is clarissa..and well Well i just got my new hedgie baby today, his name is PJ and he's 8 weeks old. I have to say i was a little surprised...he is so active right now! Just running around in his wheel! he drank a little and ate a mealworm or too...but he's just been at his wheel. He's very social and hasnt really balled up yet...now for the dumb question..

is this normal??!! lol
__________________


PJsMom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Breeders
 
LarryT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 5,914
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

Congrats on your hoglet and welcome to HHC!
Hedgies just like people come in all kinda shapes,sizes,attitudes and personalities so i'd say yeah he's normal.



Edit to fix spelling.
__________________
http://www.carolinastormhedgehogs.com
Carolina Storm Wheels, est. February 2010, over 10,000 sales to date, thanks for your support!
LarryT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Puffers315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Massena Center, New York
Posts: 1,010
Send a message via AIM to Puffers315
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

Definitely normal Welcome to HHC.

Like LarryT said, each hog is so different from one and another, definitely more personality than many other animals. I think as they get older they tend to settle into the more later hours. He sounds like he's going to be a great hog, especially since he's out, eating, drinking and playing on the first day, some can be really timid about a home change, he sounds most excited.
__________________
Puffers315 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2010, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
susanaproenca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,548
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

Welcome! We would love to see pictures!
__________________
Susana
susanaproenca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 97
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

thanks all!

ok, here we go...i think i'm being the typical new mom, but...PJ stopped playing and it just laying down...is he sleeping or...something else? his cage is a comfy 74 right now..i just went and bought a little space heater...right now i have him in a sterlite container....im gonna get him a better home in the next couple of days...but for now that's it...how do i position the heater seeing that the container is too high. do i put it right over the container? or...?

Help! lol
__________________


PJsMom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Puffers315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Massena Center, New York
Posts: 1,010
Send a message via AIM to Puffers315
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

I would put it next to the container, maybe even blowing not on it but right to the side of it, make sure there's no draft air going into the container itself, that's the main thing.

Is he laying or splatting (splatting they kind of look like superman flying, laying on stomach with limbs sticking out). He's probably napping. Babies sleep a lot, so if he's been up for awhile, he's probably tuckered out. Even adults, at least mine guys, wake up at 10:30pm, they'll wheel, eat and drink for an hour or two, then sleep for an hour or two, then get up around 2:30, 3am and wheel for 3 or 4 hours, then its sleep until the next night. They are quite the lazy creature, though they wheel for miles.
__________________
Puffers315 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 10:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
PJM
Rescue
 
PJM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 4,368
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

Welcome to HHC & Congrats on your hedgie!

Did you name him after me? Awesome name, by the way!



__________________
PJ
http://pjspaintings.weebly.com/



PJM is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 11:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 97
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

LOL it IS a great name!

so with the space heater...it's ok to put it next to the plastic tub? it wont melt it or make it too hot?
__________________


PJsMom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 11:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 2,352
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PJsMom
LOL it IS a great name!

so with the space heater...it's ok to put it next to the plastic tub? it wont melt it or make it too hot?
I don't think you should put it right next to the cage, but maybe a foot or two away.
Just remember a space heater will heat your entire room, so not just the hedgie cage

Congrats on your new hedgie btw
__________________
shaelikestaquitos is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 11:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Puffers315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Massena Center, New York
Posts: 1,010
Send a message via AIM to Puffers315
Default Re: New Hedgie! Sorta dumb question...

It shouldn't melt it if its not sitting extremely close and aimed at it. I mean general idea of using a space heater is keeping the entire room warm, for personal warmth hedgehog wise you get a CHE setup, keeps their cage/container warm while letting the room be cooler. Do you have a digital thermometer for inside the cage?
__________________
Puffers315 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumb/silly question stupiedshannon99 Housing & Accessories 3 03-18-2013 02:50 AM
Dumb but important! haha Vivalahedgielution Diet and Nutrition 15 03-13-2013 11:56 AM
dumb youtuber MeAmandaTee General Questions 42 08-30-2010 02:16 PM
SORTA Concerned that Spikes Cage is small SSmom Cages 6 01-13-2010 09:00 PM
I know it's a dumb question, but I'm curious! :) Claire General Questions 5 08-30-2009 04:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum