My male hedgehog thinks my other male hedgehog is a female? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree6Likes
  • 6 Post By Kalandra
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2015, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 2
Default My male hedgehog thinks my other male hedgehog is a female?

I have had my hedgehog Scooter for about a year now. He is my sister's hedgehog and I wanted one for myself, so we bred him and got one of his sons, Brillo. We've had Brillo for about four days now. He seemed to be very comfortable with his surroundings, so we decided to introduce him to Scooter, who promptly got very aroused and tried to hump the poor guy. We separated them and tried again later to introduce the two. Again, Scooter did the same thing as before. Every time Scooter is near Brillo, he does this. I don't know why he's acting this way. The only interaction he's had with another hedgie since his birth (he had a few brothers and sisters) was a female that he mated with. I don't know if he'll stay sexually confused or if he'll eventually realize his son is a boy. Does anyone have any tips?
Elizabeth33 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2015, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
twobytwopets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,553
Default

First are you sure you have brillo is a boy? Like 100% sure?
Generally males are not safe to interact. They are solitary animals, don't want or need a friend.
twobytwopets is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2015, 08:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 2
Default

We are 100% positive. And they are actually perfectly fine together, as long as Scooter isn't trying to make a move on him. They actually slept in the same fleece pouch together overnight with no troubles whatsoever.
Elizabeth33 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2015, 08:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,415
Default

I think what you are likely seeing is not mating behavior, but dominance behavior. Females will do the same. It may appear they are doing fine together, but these are not good behaviors, and can end with a severely wounded or dead hedgehog. Please rethink keeping your boys together.
__________________

Snuffle!
Kalandra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
male vs female? venessa214 General Questions 2 12-08-2014 05:57 PM
Male or Female? supersorin Health 5 10-23-2012 02:37 AM
Male vs. Female ourico Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 4 10-13-2011 04:31 PM
Which is best: Male or Female? Oceanic Flight 815 General Questions 7 06-02-2011 06:59 PM
male or female? GT_Ridaz General Questions 18 08-15-2010 01:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum