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02-20-2019 11:03 PM
nikki 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.
02-18-2019 09:05 PM
Aj.t 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.
Gosh that was too long winded I’m sorry lol
02-18-2019 08:52 PM
Mecki 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.
02-18-2019 08:47 PM
belties Ours lost about 40 quills over a weeks time and was extra grumpy about a month after we brought her home.
02-18-2019 07:01 PM
Shaymin_Lover I’ve seen quite a lot of quills on his wheel and in his snuggle sack.
02-18-2019 07:00 PM
Shaymin_Lover I can’t tell based on that picture. With my hedgehog, I can see tiny sharp bumps in between his quills which is what I assume are the new ones coming in. They are really hard to see though and I’ve only really saw them in the morning when I wake him up (his quills are out because he’s grumpy.) If we wasn’t quilling, there wouldn’t be any quills though so I guess that he is quilling? I’ve never heard of anything like this before so I wouldn’t know.
02-18-2019 06:48 PM
Mecki
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Have you seen new quills come in? My hedgehog just started quilling a couple days ago and I can see new quills growing in.
I haven't seen or noticed. His quills seem thick to me. This is him the day after I got him when he supposedly had started quilling a few days prior.

Have you seen many fallen quills (loose on the ground)?
02-18-2019 06:34 PM
Mecki @Aj, thanks. I'll feel less guilty about just holding him in the bonding bag. I gave him some meal worms once which he gobbled up. Then a few days later, I tried giving him some while he was on my lap but he totally ignored them. Then I put him in his exercise pen with the worms and he still ignored them...(sigh) Maybe he's not so food motivated.
02-18-2019 06:31 PM
Shaymin_Lover
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Begging forgiveness but I cann't stop myself. How do you know when they are done quilling ? ........ when they stop falling out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL! Yes, I realize that is the obvious... however, as I explained, and being new, the breeder told me he had just started quilling, yet in the 10 days or so that I've had him, I've only seen about (or less than) a dozen quills total on his fleece bedding. I don't know if he actually is quilling or ever was quilling since I've had him. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/confused.gif[/IMG]
Have you seen new quills come in? My hedgehog just started quilling a couple days ago and I can see new quills growing in.
02-18-2019 06:27 PM
Mecki
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Begging forgiveness but I cann't stop myself. How do you know when they are done quilling ? ........ when they stop falling out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL! Yes, I realize that is the obvious... however, as I explained, and being new, the breeder told me he had just started quilling, yet in the 10 days or so that I've had him, I've only seen about (or less than) a dozen quills total on his fleece bedding. I don't know if he actually is quilling or ever was quilling since I've had him.

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