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Old 12-21-2013, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the same problem right now. Yet my bob is not even 8 weeks yet so I'm hoping he will grow out of it. Currently I just hold him in a fleece blanket with one of my old tshirts that I wore. I'm hoping the more he gets used to my scent the less he will bite. And I know some people say that the bite doesn't hurt, and it's just uncomfortable, but I think my bob bites harder then others or it's just me lol.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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He may be sensitive to his face. he thinks you're something trying to eat him and get to his belly and may be more aggressive in protecting himself. if he isn't quilling, try wrapping him in a towel like a little hedgie burrito (not too tight) and pet the towel. It may take a while, but you might see him get used to being touched.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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(Psst. You guys are on a thread that's 3 years old. The original posters are likely not reading the forums anymore.)
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Mine bites also.. He likes my deodorant . He always gets me near my armpits.. OUCH!!
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Do you mind if I ask if you are smokers? Hedgehogs tend to react to the smell of cigarette smoke and tobacco in my experience. Also, have you been putting him away immediately after he bites? Doing so can be a form of positive reinforcement-- in his head, he may perceive it as "Oh, if I want them to put me back, I just have to bite them!", so he may nip more because of that. Have you hand-fed him treats in the past? Some animals that are hand-fed treats may learn to become nippy in anticipation of the treats-- hedgehogs and horses alike can get that way!
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just FYI, this thread is 3 years old.
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