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  1. Health
    Hello. I am having some strange things going on with my pet hedgehog. I have had my African Pygmy hedgehog for nearly two years now, and have now transferred him to an enclosure outside. When I sat with him out there his tail was just poking out straight, like I usually see right before he...
  2. General Questions
    I have a 9 week baby. We never had Fleas until this past week. My roommates cat had gotten fleas. That being said. There are hedgehog fleas which these aren't. Can Hedgehogs get fleas from a cat? I've read different things. Some say yes, some say no. She so far has none. I've checked her over...
  3. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hi all, Looking for advise for my brand new hedgie. I adopted 2 females on Saturday, and 6 days later one has giving birth in her cage. Did not know she was pregnant and breeder was shocked by it as well. My hedgie has been friendly and playful, eats well. Water intake is not great however she...
  4. General Questions
    Hi all, I’m beside myself with Gremlin’s nails! I’ve had him for 3 months and I’ve managed to clip one once. He hates it. He was a rescue so I really don’t know what his past experiences were, but I do know how back nails are getting way too long. He goes into a serious huff/grump when I get...
  5. Heating
    Hi all, this may sound like a silly question but I am wondering about the air vent in the room I keep Arowen in. A little explanation first: I live up north in the midwest and we are entering winter, so the temps are going to drop. Right now the outside temps are anywhere from 20 to 40 degrees...
  6. General Questions
    Hi, im a fairly new hedgehog owner (albino, african pygmy hedgehog) since January 2019. my first question is recently his behavior is a bit odd as of late, before I got to bed i go check up on what he's doing or how he is (i.e seeing if he is eating/drinking, playing on his wheel or playing...
  7. Health
    Hi everyone! So I have little Winston who just turned three a month ago. Around Thanksgiving, I noticed a lump growing on his back head/neck area behind his ear. Brought him to the vet, we tried ABX with steroids topically for two weeks. Sent a biopsy when it didn't help and it came back...
  8. Introductions
    Hello, all! So I've recently become a new hedgie mommy within the past month. My little spikey boy is named Robin Quilliams. I know, I know, I really like puns, haha. And it differs from the typical "Sonic" name. But to keep on topic ... Robin has been at my condo with my boyfriend and I...
  9. Mites
    So now that I know that much, I plan on getting him to vet and everyone. But this thread is me asking what all should I do. Should I get rid of the wood houses? Will it effect me? Will it effect cats, dogs, etc. What are some precautions I should take? Do I need to do anything specific to the...
  10. Cages
    Hi there, me again! I can't seem to find a definitive answer on this, but I'm wondering how big a distance I should give my male and my females from each other. At the moment, they live in a nice and big two-storey homemade wooden cage that my dad and I built. At the top is Yue and Tema. I...
  11. Breeding & Babies Help
    My hedgie Yue's babies are about a week old now! There are 3 (one sadly died) and two are already huge! The other though looks about the size its siblings were when they were born. It doesn't look exactly unhealthy, it wriggles and even walks about, but looks almost like a newborn. It has teeny...
  12. Breeding & Babies Help
    My eldest hedgie Yue gave birth I think early this morning (they were totally clean and had little spikes). I was checking if she'd eaten cause she had been avoiding her food and when I lifted her sheets to say hi, there were the babies! I have two hedgies, Yue and Tema, and both cages are both...
  13. General Questions
    So My female hedgehog had two babies about five weeks ago and the one seems to be growing very well and looking to be healthy. Tho the second one seems to be growing a lot slower. Is this normal? Both hedgehogs were born on the same day to my knowledge and the one was always half the size of the...
  14. General Questions
    I would really love to get pet insurance for Prudence seeing as she will be 4 in a couple months and is entering the time in her life when most hedgehogs will develop something or other that needs vet attention. I am struggling to find a company in Canada that offers insurance for hedgehogs. Do...
  15. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hello everyone, Next month I will be breeding my male (1 yr) and female (9 months) and I would love any advice that pertains to the questions below. Disclaimer 1: These are all questions I have already asked my mentor breeder, but I would like to find out what is most desirable from the...
  16. General Questions
    Prudence has completely stopped running on her wheel for almost two months or so. I haven't really been worried since she runs a lot every night in her playpen, but she is steadily gaining weight so I have decided it's definitely time she starts using it again. I probably should have started...
  17. General Questions
    We brought home our real Christmas tree today, and I realized that I had not considered the fact that the tree could be toxic for Prudence. The tree is currently in the room that she runs around in, and there is really no other place to put it. It's a blue spruce. My question is if it would be...
  18. General Questions
    Hello everyone, I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I am posting because I just went to trim Prue's nails and found that two of her toes were crossed and long nails were preventing them from uncrossing. It had only been three weeks since the last nail trim, so I really wan't expecting...
  19. Mites
    Hey everyone. I've had my Scrambles for almost 3 years. At the beginning of September I left on a 2 and a half week long vacation. While I was away I left Scrambles with my parents. I couldn't leave him home alone because the swamp cooler isn't always accurate and I don't want him to freeze/get...
  20. General Questions
    Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster. I got my little dumpling, Apollo, just over 4 months ago as a present to myself for graduating high school early and everything has been going great so far! However, after months of consideration, (2-3 days ago) I finally decided that I'm going to...
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