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Old 11-04-2014, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New hedgehog owner. HELP!

I have had my baby Hercules for 3 weeks. I have been handling him lots since I've got him. He started off being very friendly and never balling up. The last couple days he seems to be really stressed out while handling him. He hisses and puffs up every time I approach him even though he has been on my lap for a long time. Before he would only hiss initially. I also noticed that he has been bitting his back paws. What do I do? How do I get him to relax and be ok when I'm handling again.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a few thoughts, is he quilling? Could add to his beimg grumpy? Also, do you have fireworks going off nearby? Could be another factor? xx
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Yeah Hercules may be quilling. Hedgies get pretty feisty when they are in discomfort. Check his skin. If it looks dry and flakey give him a oatmeal bath. You can also put a few drops of flaxseed, vitamin E oil, or olive oil. That will help sooth his irritated skin.
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