|07-22-2014 01:49 PM|
So glad I haven't caught my boy in the act. That would be incredibly awkward....I didn't realize hedgies were so enthusiastic about this!
Just to comment on the biological side of it: I would think all mammals participate in this behavior. Chimps, rodents, etc., etc. Yes, mating is highly instinctual for breeding purposes, but they wouldn't continue to....um, practice if it were not immediately rewarding and gratifying. I don't think they understand what it is they are doing exactly they just know it's enjoyable so they do it.
Edit: didn't realize this was an ancient thread. Oopsies.
|11-14-2013 08:28 PM|
|lilbare||I have to say that I am glad that I do not have a male. I deal with my birds have Fun on their perchs or my shoulder all the time I do not need a hedgehog doing it too. It is always good to know that they do in case I have come across it and wondering what in the world is going on thank you|
|11-14-2013 12:04 PM|
This is a pretty old thread, it's better to just ask a question in a new thread than to pull up one from several years ago.
That said, I would guess they'd be more interested in mating with the female than masturbating. Males shouldn't be housed with a female unless you're intending to breed & you are doing so properly - money for vet bills, pedigrees of both hedgehogs (and checked for genetic issues), have done plenty of research, etc.
|11-14-2013 02:33 AM|
|lacey.McGowen||Will they do it if in a cage with a female?|
|09-29-2013 03:08 AM|
|EdgieHedgie||Is it possible for them to become aggressive when this is going on? I've only had him for a few weeks, but he was so sweet... And then he bit me. And it was only after he bit me that I noticed him doing it.|
|08-31-2010 11:59 PM|
|05-17-2010 11:18 PM|
As a person of the male gender, I'll just say yeah, sounds about right, heh.
|05-17-2010 10:59 PM|
Sounds like he is just enjoying himself, very much so.
|05-17-2010 02:48 PM|
Hi, I'm glad I found this topic here, because the first time I saw Keoki do this, I thought he was having massive stomach pains or something. I do have a question though. Lately, it seems like he has a different 'method' & I just wanna make sure it's normal. He starts off with his head tucked under & the butt clenching thing but then he suddenly rolls into a tight ball, FALLS OVER, & keeps clenching his body (5 or 6 times), like spasms. THEN, he pokes his head back out & lays there for a while like he's exhausted. I'm wondering..could he possibly be climaxing when he rolls & falls over? It's kinda scary to see, the first time he did this I was terrified but when He unrolled, he just yawned, laid there for a while then got up as if nothing happened. LOL. The first time I witnessed this new 'technique' was when I changed up his cage. He was exploring then he just stopped & did this. It freaked me out when he fell over in a tight ball. Just wanna make sure it's normal.
|05-01-2010 10:12 AM|
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