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Old 03-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really want to bond with my hedgehog... I love her so much but she doesn't love me, how do I bond with her more? Please give me a lot of ideas or tell me how you bonded with yours
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There are a lot of threads about this, you can always look at them for more information.
First thing you will need is a lot of patience and also to know that it is not that she doesn't love you, it is just that she needs to get used to you first. Just spend time with her, around an hour daily, and let her be with you, in my case it was very easy since mine was incredibly friendly, but it might take time with other hedgehogs.
I repeat, patience is the key.
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I really want to bond with my hedgehog... I love her so much but she doesn't love me, how do I bond with her more? Please give me a lot of ideas or tell me how you bonded with yours
Hi Pufflez,
It took Persephone a good month to really relax with me. I put her in a snuggle sack every night and let her sleep in my lap for a few hours (or a lttle less depending on what I had to do that day). At the beginning, she was spiky every time I moved or my husband moved even just a little. Any unexpected noise would send her into popping and clicking fits. We just kept doing it and slowly she was less anxious. I keep a journal all about her and just realized that she no longer clicks at all. Just be consistent and patient, you will get there.

I didn't push anything, either. After she stopped popping and hissing at every little thing, I started very carefully touching her feet before she went to sleep on my lap to get her used to it. That has made a difference in the ease of clipping nails. Take it easy with your hedgie, let her get comfortable with you before you push her and she will stop feeling like you are a predator that may eat her at any moment.

Hugs to you both!
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