Rescue success!! (kinda long, sorry!) - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree9Likes
  • 9 Post By Pricklymommy
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2015, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 18
Talking Rescue success!! (kinda long, sorry!)

I am so happy I could burst, and where is a better place to share than with my hedgie lovers?

I rescued my baby boy Thorin about 3 weeks ago. He was in pretty rough condition - no house, no wheel, no toys, dollar store cat food, over weight, stunk like cigarette smoke, nails curled in, the whole 9 yards.

I bathed him and fought to get his nails clipped and now that he has everything that he needs, he is a bit happier.

but he is still a grump. He was never handled correctly or as often as he was supposed too. He would ball every time I would pick him up and hiss/click constantly. Of course this was expected, I knew I what I was getting myself into.

So every day I have been taking him out and letting him lay under a blanket on my knee while I watch tv. He won't eat any treats from me and won't roam around, he just sits petrified if I take the blanket off of him. He also doesn't explore outside of the blanket because I think he is just too untrusting right now.

Anyway, last night we made huge progress!!

He let me put my hand on his back while he slept (over the fleece) and he even poked his nose out to see what was going on! He let me pick him up without balling and for the first time I got to see his whole body with his quills relaxed.

I actually cried I was so happy.

We are so lucky to have found each other and I am so happy that he is becoming a trusting little pal <3
Pricklymommy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-26-2015, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sugar Grove, VA
Posts: 496
Default

I just wanted to thank you for taking in a rescue and giving him a better life! I wish there were not so many unwanted hedgies out there in the world...but as long as there are people out there like you willing to give them a second chance at a good life it gives me hope!
-Susan H.
shmurciakova is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I could REALLY use some help and advice (kinda long, sorry!) quillava General Questions 8 05-14-2014 03:50 AM
Cage Questions (Kinda Long) amylynnbales Cages 5 01-29-2013 04:09 PM
Rescue Success Story <3 BrillosMama(RIP) Fun Stuff 13 06-14-2012 01:35 PM
What kinda scale to get? Help! lucky18ea General Questions 11 12-01-2009 09:20 AM
New... kinda Kiah_Muz Introductions 4 01-22-2009 03:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum