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Old 07-11-2019, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, my MIL got a hedgehog a few days ago. We live with her so my kids are super excited. I'm worried because she plans on rotating the little hedgie every 2 weeks to her kids. There are 5 of them! That means once my kids turn is up they won't see him again for a month. I don't think this is a good idea, I don't see how he will ever get to feel safe and comfortable. Any input on how to help the little guy in case I can't change her mind?
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It would totally stress the poor guy out, and he wouldn't settle at all. You's have an extremely grumpy and stressed hedgehog. Hedgehogs need consistent homes. There is no way to help him out really.
Hedgehogs like consistency, being taken out at the same time, for the same length of time, and their 12 hour light and 12 hour dark cycle shouldn't be altered a lot, sticking to the same times is best. Which could all be very hard depending on the lives of each person.

They also need pretty big enclosures, transporting a large enclosure isnt the best.

If you cant convince your mum to not do it then really its better not to get one at all. Whats the reason she wants to?
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Moveing a hedgehog around that much would be the worst thing you could do for it. They do not deal with change very well. You could expect to have all kinds of health and behavoir issues. They are very timid animals and do not like changes in their enviroment.
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Has she simply considered the hedgehog living with her and the kids come over and help take care of him/hang out with him?
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Thank you for all the input. We already have the little guy so I'm hoping that if I can't talk her out of it, she will see the behavior issues herself and stop.
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The damage will already be done and you won't come back from that.

Its practically animal abuse, it causes behaviour and health issues, even a dog wouldn't cope with this amount of change. The only animal I know of that wouldn't care are fish.
You could tell her you will call animal welfare on her if you can't change her mind.

If her kids want to see the hedgehog they should visit once the little guy has settled in and then see him/her. Everyone including the hedgehog will get a much better experience.
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