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Old 02-18-2019, 06:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I’ve seen quite a lot of quills on his wheel and in his snuggle sack.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ours lost about 40 quills over a weeks time and was extra grumpy about a month after we brought her home.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Mecki has had so few quills come out I tend to doubt it's a quilling. Shoot! There goes that excuse for why he's so dang stand-off-ish.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I watched the videos you posted to YouTube about Mecki in hand; he does seem very timid (very probable to expect) but he’s honestly quicker to calm down than Christina is, and I’ve had that lil munchkin for gosh, a year and a half? It can get frustrating and discouraging, speaking from personal experience, but I have to keep reminding myself that ultimately, I can’t make them love me in the way other hedgehogs do. Does Christina hate me? Most likely not, but it sure seems that way sometimes. Do I provide her the best life I can? ABSOLUTELY! Another thing is that each hedgehog could have a set personality at the breeder’s, but even in the most ideal of rejoining, the living conditions could be so drastic (not necessarily in a bad way) that their personalities completely change. Like my breeder had a full service shop, daily meetings and tours, and a house full of kids, then I take Christina to a house with four people that are in and out a whole lot and much quieter of an enviornment. She could have quite quickly adjusted too well to a more secluded, do not disturb me quite of life. Could certain aspects have been my causing? Probably. But I’m definitely trying to focus on the quality of animal care I’m giving her.
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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A hedgehogs major quilling happens between 9 and 12 weeks of age. You can still touch their quills when quilling just watch for signs of pain when doing it and stop if it hurts them. You will find anywhere from a few quills to what will seem like 100's of quills in the cage and anywhere your hedgehog has been. You'll also see new quills coming in.
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