grouchy baby - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 50
Default grouchy baby

I just got an 8week old male named Bandit. His previous owner did not have a lot of time for him and he was not held and socialized like he should have been. I would like to know what I can do to help get him to open up a bit. I feel bad because all he does is stay rolled up and hiss and pop. And he wants nothing to do with Silver, my other hog. Help??
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG0605.jpg (52.7 KB, 20 views)
lindsaymarie40 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 27
Default Re: grouchy baby

Hedghogs are solitary by nature, it is NOT a good idea to let them meet especially if one or both are males. If you want your hedgehog to warm up to you, spend lots of time with it. Sleep in a T-shirt for a few days and put it in the hedgies sleeping area so he will associate your smell with feeling safe. Some hedge hogs never want anything to do with people no matter what you do, but lots of them will warm up over time.
milkingmoomoo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Lilysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 11,963
Default Re: grouchy baby

You shouldn't be letting him have anything to do with Silver - males and females should not be out around each other, not even for playtime. They can mate very quickly and breeding should not be done unless you are well prepared for babies, have read as much as you can, have a mentor, and have the pedigrees of both hogs.

As milkingmoomoo said, give it time. Not all are instantly friendly, and it just takes time and lots of patience. Handle him every night, separately from Silver. Hopefully with time and handling, he'll come around.
__________________
~*~*~ Kelsey ~*~*~

RIP my sweet Lily ~ 6/12/08 - 1/20/12
Lilysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 50
Default Re: grouchy baby

The last thing I want is babies. From now on cuddle time will be separate. I gave him his first bath today he was not a huge fan but he did ok.
lindsaymarie40 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
Strange bump on nose, sore on armpit...one grouchy hedgie. verucacherry Skin 21 07-12-2013 11:47 AM
grouchy new baby (as expected) with food question squidget General Questions 6 05-27-2012 11:56 PM
Grouchy Daisy Poo! (pics) zorropirate Fun Stuff 6 08-23-2011 07:52 PM
Is baby rice the as good as baby oatmeal?! Tasha Diet and Nutrition 1 11-10-2009 10:47 AM
Dry Skin and EXTREMELY grouchy baloneybaby Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 5 06-04-2009 03:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 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 Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum