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Old 12-13-2010, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: i love my new hedgie, will she ever love me?

Welcome to HHC! This is a very common issue with new hedgie owners. There's lots of wonderful info in the Behavior threads. But bottom line - it takes lots & lots of patience. Continue to hold her, but give her some place to hide, like a blanket, fleece or towel on your lap. Treats like mealworms or kibble also help. Make your movements slow & gentle. Celebrate the little victories, like when they unball in under 3 minutes.
Keep at it, be patient & consistent, read everything you can here. Hope it goes well!


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