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Old 03-12-2014, 04:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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its harder to tell, hedgehogs are Solitary so they dont show much emotions (emotions are a pack or group animals way of creating bonds with other pack members). but it doesnt mean they dont have them.

a happy hedgehog will run, eat, poop and explore, a socialized hedgehog will sniff and cuddle you.

i think your doing fine. hedgehogs adjust very well to cage life as long as you treat him well worrying isnt needed.
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My hedgehog dislikes me. He is in a constant state of grumpiness. I give him his monthly bath, feed him, give him water, and take him out for ten minutes as much as possible. He really just doesn't seem happy. I've had him for a year or so now. He has dry ears, doesn't seem to bother him. He never used his wheel, and it crowded up his cage, plus he pooped in it a lot. We took it out soon after putting it in. He's very very grumpy and will bite after his baths. Sometimes he's okay with me. He's an albino African Pygmy so maybe that has something to with it?? My newest cat is infatuated with him, maybe that's made him so shy? Any tips?
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Oh. And we might be getting a puppy soon along with our eight other animals. I don't know if that'lol be a problem.
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Oh. And we might be getting a puppy soon along with our eight other animals. I don't know if that'lol be a problem.

This is a pretty old thread and you should start your own but to answer your question, you can't expect a hedgehog to feel comfortable with you if you only take him out of the cage for 10 minutes on occasion. It needs to be at least 30 minutes each day.

Also, what kind of wheel do you have?
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Please start your own thread with your questions.
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