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Old 05-26-2016, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help need advice

I have a 1 year old hedgehog and need advice. I should start from the beginning:

- I have been dealing with depression for several years and had a dog. He was stolen from me and I was looking for him on Craigslist and came across a hedgehog. I thought maybe that would be cute and neat, and I had read that they actually are social and easy to take care of. Which really isn't true. I have the same cage that the woman suggested. She has a wheel and a play tube. I have researched her set up and can't find anything wrong.
She is SO ACTIVE that she has managed to damage both of her eyes, having one removed surgically. I really do care about her (obviously I paid for a super expensive surgery because I know that I had to) but she is always getting out. The vet said it wasn't necessarily my fault. She will run on her wheel so much that it drives me nuts and I just let her run free in my living room. And she will circle it for hours.
Also she pretty much just doesn't like me. And when I handle her all she wants to do is run. I was researching how to let someone adopt her but I'm really sorry I haven't given her the chance and sorry I expected her to give me love. I don't know what to do with my blind grumpy hedgehog that will never be still and I just really need advice on what I can do to make her life better.
I know you guys are all caring on this website (and feel much more attracted to these creatures than I do).
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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also, I forgot to mention that I really do not think it's cute to have an animal in a cage. It's just not.
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I'm really sorry you are going through all that and I wish I could tell you what to do to get her to be more calm, but some hedgies are just like that and no cuddly at all, it's their personality.

You can relinquish it to the hedgehog welfare society, that way you will know for sure she'll be in good hands.

What state are you in?
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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OK, I'm not sure which direction your wanting to go. Are you looking for advice on making things better for you and your hedgehog, or are you seeking advice on finding a new home?
Either way, help is available.
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