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Old 12-28-2014, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there! I have a 6 month old Hedgehog here, who's been using her wheel less and less. Usually she would wake up around 9PM and run a intermittently in long sessions until around 4 AM. Now most nights she barely runs for 10 minutes around 3:30 AM.

I'm looking at adjusting temperatures and seeing if that helps. Any other advice? She looks pretty bright and healthy when inspected. It's certainly not a nail trimming issue either and the wheel is exceptionally high quality.

edit: draping a blanket on her cage has almost immediately improved running behavior.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there light getting into her cage at night? Some hedgehogs don't like to come out if there is any light at all in their cage. Do you know what the temperature in her cage is?
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