Re: Super proud hedgehog mama!
In her cage, Sophie will not run if I go through the room. If she's on the wheel, she stops immediately.
During 'together time' at night, I bring the wheel into her play area. She runs round and round and will hop on off the wheel countless times. It's go, go, go - running everywhere, but she will jump on the wheel for as long as a whole minute.
I think that running is mostly a private thing, but because the wheel is in the play area I do get to see her on it at least some. She really flies too; a pretty impressive sight.
(The only light during nighttime 'together time' is from my computer monitors and TV, so that may help. It's quite dark, but there is enough light for me.)