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Old 03-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Advice on new hedgehog

It's normal. At 11 weeks she's still probably sleeping more than an adult. Also, a lot of hedgehogs won't come out at night unless it's completely dark - for some of them, even a very small light or the dim light of a computer screen will prevent them from coming out. Many hedgehogs also have little or no interest in toys - my Archimedes included.

If the cage is in a room that doesn't get completely dark when her light goes off, I would suggest putting a blanket over the cage when the light goes off so she isn't bothered by any light elsewhere in the room. Then take it off again when her light comes back on. Or, if possible, you could try to move the cage to a different location that will be darker during the hours that her light is off.

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