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Old 03-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my first hedgie yesterday and I'm just wondering, is shaking/vibrating normal? By this I mean that it just looks kind of like he's vibrating, I think I can see it in videos of hedgehogs I see online, I think I'm just seeing his heart beating quickly, since hedgies have a naturally high heartbeat. His room is 77f so he's not cold and he has day/night schedule. He can walk fine so I don't think it has to do with any disease or anything like that.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it a young hedgehog? Reginald used to look like he was hyperventilating or vibrating occasionally when he first got home. Generally, it was a sign that he was stressed out for whatever reason. He had it after his two hour car ride home, and after a few of his first baths.
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Is it a young hedgehog? Reginald used to look like he was hyperventilating or vibrating occasionally when he first got home. Generally, it was a sign that he was stressed out for whatever reason. He had it after his two hour car ride home, and after a few of his first baths.
He's 4 months old, he seems mostly to do it when I pick up a blanket he's under or when I'm handling him, things like that, I don't see it when hes sleeping.
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I have had Helga since the 7th and she does the same thing. Is this okay?

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I have had Helga since the 7th and she does the same thing. Is this okay?

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I think I've narrowed it down to him just being nervous, it seems like him having a high heart rate just makes him look a bit shaky. he runs on his wheel perfectly fine and scoots around with no issues so I wouldn't think this to be any kind of medical problem. As long as yours isn't falling over when trying to walk or limping I would assume it to be the same situation as mine.
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Nope she just does it when I pull her house off of her or lift her blanket. Kind of like she is scared. When I hold her she is fine or when she walks around she is okay.

We are working on getting her heating set up and I am so scared something is wrong with her. The Temp controller will be at my house when I wake up in the afternoon so I will be able to fix the problem. I hope.
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Nope she just does it when I pull her house off of her or lift her blanket. Kind of like she is scared. When I hold her she is fine or when she walks around she is okay.

We are working on getting her heating set up and I am so scared something is wrong with her. The Temp controller will be at my house when I wake up in the afternoon so I will be able to fix the problem. I hope.
You definitely want the temperature to be above 72f, I am not very experienced yet with hedgehogs but I know that shaking combined with a cold belly can be a sign of a hibernation attempt. The sooner you an regulate the temperature the better.
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That is one thing I have made sure of it being over 72 but it goes up to 80 and then back down. Today we will have the Temp control thing and I am going now on lunch to get a thing to control the light so it will come on and off every 12 hours. Then I found on Amazon a bigger light holder and the CHE for 33 bucks so I have to check with hubby to make sure I can get that and I will have that on Wednesday.

At lunch I am also going to get some fleece to make some walls for the cage so the heat will stay in better.

Every time I pick her up she is warm. I hope its just her being a baby is why she is acting this way.


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I got mine to day to and she shake to I'm think she scaryed if sudden movement I have temp in my room and it on a good number
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I got mine to day to and she shake to I'm think she scaryed if sudden movement I have temp in my room and it on a good number

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