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Old 07-13-2010, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

We brought home our new boy Hercules 2 weeks ago (he is around 3 months old), and so far he hasn't been anointing anything? He only figured out his wheel a couple of nights ago, so maybe this will come in time? Is this normal? Thanks for your help!

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Old 07-13-2010, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I really wouldn't worry about that. I didn't see my boy anoint until I'd had him for months, and he was an adult. They anoint when given new smells/tastes, or when they find things they really like (or sometimes for reasons we can't understand at all!)- have you been introducing him to a lot of different smells? If not, he probably won't anoint, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Doesn't mean he isn't a normal hedgie.
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We had Cholla for a few weeks before he annointed for the first time (in front of us, anyway). Whenever I was making something for dinner that he could have, I would put a tiny piece to the side for him & see if he would try it, or annoint with it. Turns out he liked the bottom of my shoe! Silly Hedgie! It's pretty much hit or miss. But my husband got to see him do it the other day & now he won't stop imitating him!



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It's completely normal for them to not annoint. Don't worry.



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Thanks everyone!
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Crash didn't anoint for the first time until he was a year and 3 months old. I wish I could remember what it was with.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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One of my hedgies can't resist jeans and shoes. He annoints every time.
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