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Old 01-03-2017, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Hedgedog Isn't a Coward!

So on Christmas my friend brought his husky mix over because he's still a puppy and couldn't be left alone. I was planning on keeping my hedgedog (what I call her) in her safe area well away from the dog as not to stress her out, but it was getting late and I hadn't spent quality time with her yet that night so I took her out.

I held her close and my friend had complete control of his dog, so they casually sniffed each other because the dog was very excited to investigate this strange ball of spikes (she wasn't actually curled up or being threatening, hedgedogs are sort of round and spiky in general as you know) and she sniffed him right back face to face! Then he tried to sniff her belly, and I thought she'd curl. Nope. She is too much of a "baller" so to speak, and gave him a few headbutts instead until he sneezed and they came to an understanding.

/Proud hedgedog owner
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I understand being happy that things went well & your hedgehog wasn't stressed out. But I do want to caution you to please not try & repeat the experiment. It's VERY easy for dogs to accidentally injure a hedgehog severely, even if someone has control over the dog. It just takes a slight lunge & snap from the dog (that can be hard for a human to anticipate or prevent fast enough) & the hedgehog could get bitten or lose an eye (which there's a thread about on this forum). Huskies are high energy dogs and one of the breeds I'd probably trust least around a hedgehog or other small mammal. It's better to just skip a night of bonding than to introduce a hedgehog to predator animals, even if your hedgehog doesn't seem stressed out or scared.
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Ah, noted. To my credit though, the dog had a muzzle on as it's part of his leash set up due to laws in my city. My friend was leaving when we introduced Epi to Lansky, so I don't think she was in any danger.

I wouldn't let her freely interact with any other animal, especially something like a cat or dog that would (in certain circumstances) hunt a hedgehog.
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At my house we have 3 cats and a hedgehog. But Pixels perfectly safe. On cat won't come within a 30 foot radius of me, the other one learned his lesson with the last hedgehog and won't come near her, and the last is to old to care.
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