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Old 07-11-2009, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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HI! just wanted to create a topic to introduce myself and my little hedgie!


My name's Ben, I'm 20 and I live and Montreal (I'm native french so my english can sometime be odd)

I just got my hedgehog and I'm pretty sad that my friends and family think that it is a boring animal since he's pretty shy and huffy when I try to show him to people.

I'll do my best to get him used to me and have the most socialized hedgehod. he comes from a breeder so I guess it will be easier then with one from a pet store

here's a picture of my little boy, Liam
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Hello, and welccome to HHC!
let me just say that you have quite the little cutie on your hands!
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Congrats on the new hedgie
Welcome to HHC you can learn alot here
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I know I've already read a lot here and found the reason of his little biting problem! seems like he just want me to stop using AXE body wash (he literaly runs to my hand to lick it! I assume that he would try to bite me so I always blow on his face)

is there any way to teach him the difference between mealworms and finger?? lol ^^
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is there any way to teach him the difference between mealworms and finger?? lol ^^
A wonderful thing called tweezers My boy gets sooooo excited when he sees the tweezers. But ya, it's not always the greatest to hand feed mealies, just because of the difficult distinction, and it might cause your hedgie to think of your fingers as food.

So I would suggest a treat bowl at all times, or tweezers.

And congrats!!!! ^_^ He's a real cutie
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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welcome and what a sweet lovely little hedgie Liam is - just wanted to add that is you really want to hand feed your hedgie mealies and they keep nipping your fingers - put them on the palm of your hand like you would with a horse and keep it flat - they cant get a grip to bite you then and it tempts them to walking up onto your hand
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Welcome!

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I just got my hedgehog and I'm pretty sad that my friends and family think that it is a boring animal since he's pretty shy and huffy when I try to show him to people.
Just wanted to say that my friends think the same about my little mr grump! However, it far from means he's boring, it just means that only i really get to see all the fun stuff he does, like peeking out from the curtain & running at 100mph on his wheel! Makes him only my special little hedgie.
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he's a cutie ^-^ my friends say the same thing about my hedgie being boring. but i enjoy her so it doesn't matter. btw Liam is one of my all time favorite names.
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I just got my first hedgie a month ago. Most of my co-workers make fun of me for having one just because they aren’t like cats or dogs, but Snuffles was at work one day and EVERYONE had to have a peak. They are all secretly jealous of our hedgehogs!!! Congrats on Liam.
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thanks for all the comments!

I just tried to roll him up in his blanket while I was watching tv. I put my arm in the blanket to always have a contact with him so he get used to my smell and to give him some warmth by the same way. I think that would help to create the bond between us

what do you think? should I continue to do this or let him sleep in peace?
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