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Old 09-18-2019, 01:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I woke up this morning to find my hedgehog not in his cage at all. He must have escaped from the cage around midnight last night. I have searched my entire house more than three times and still nothing. I tried listening carefully so I could detect him but there’s no sound at all. I searched below sofas, behind cabinets, washing machines and more. Still there’s no trace. Can anybody gives some tips and advice? I’m really worried he’s injured or ate something wrong. Please help!!
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry. Depending how small he is, could be a number of places. Probably somewhere dark. If the room where his cage was has a closed-door all night, search the room first. Tear each room apart piece by piece, never think "that's too small for a hedgehog to fit in" Look in places he likes. Good luck!!
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Put his food,water and hide or snuggle sack on the floor in the most likely room you think he may be in. Most will hide in a small dark, warm spot when it is light. Try sitting in the dark and listening for little feet ,you can use a small flashlight with some red plastic over the lense to check around in the dark. The red filtered light wont scare him as much as white light will.
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thank you for your response. he’s still not found yet but i’ll keep trying!
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i do have a few places where i think he might be in. how long should i wait for him to appear if i don’t hear anything?
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If its places you can check I would look right away ,if you cant get in there then you might try puting out some dry crunchy cat food for him near possible hiding spots and you might hear him eating.
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Not knowing if this is his normal sleeping or awake time ,if its his awake time I would be quiet and try the listening for movement or eating sounds.
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Also try to keep the whole house warm for him. He will be more active its at his normal pen temperature.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hello. this morning a little bit of his urine at the corner of my house. that’s the first trace of him and i’m really happy about it. i’m currently taking your advice and i’ll update the progress &#x1f604; i appreciate your help very much btw
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Urine is good. But he may not still be near it!
Another trick you can do is put food in every room with flour in the doorways. The flour paw prints can help you narrow it down to one room and if the food is in all rooms then you know he definitely has food if you can put water in all of them too that would be good.

Also if you have stairs never doubt that he can't get up or down them.

Once you find him make enclosure more secure so he cant go missing again.
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