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Old 08-17-2017, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new hedgehog, Jack, and have been bonding with him and he has been opening up to me and my parents after having a hard time in his shelter, but one problem has arisen. We were hanging out with him on my bed and watching TV, and he was very comfortable, but all of a sudden he stopped. He would not show his face and would not lower his quills for a solid 30mins before we put him back into his cage. We think it may be our family dog, a small shitzu, who caused this once he walked into the room and started looking for attention.
Could anyone confirm this behaviour or suggest another cause?

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That could very well be the case. Hedgehogs have a very good sense of smell & they're defensive prey animals, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was reacting badly to the dog's presence.
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