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  1. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hi everyone :) Hope yall having a good day One of my friends rescued a litter of 3 badly starved baby hedgehogs when she was sure their mother sadly wasn't around anymore... :cry: Since I care for a hedgy myself, she asked me for advice before taking them to vet. I told her to not feed cow...
  2. Introductions
    Hey so I just wanted to intrudece myself, Im addie, and I have a 7 week old hedgehog named tiny. I used to have a hedgehog named hufflepuff, But he died a week after his 7th b day. (Also I suck at spelling, Sry for that.)
  3. General Questions
    Firstly, I'm a new hedgie owner, and I've had our 11 week old Lil Quill for about 2 weeks. I've handled dogs, cats, squirrels, ferrets, girlfriend, but not a beast as complicated as my Lil Quiller. I've been told different things about taking care of him, and my girlfriend, who's had a hedgehog...
  4. Introductions
    I just picked up my first little guy, Sir Hawk, Captain of the Order of Scraps Disposal yesterday. He is 8 weeks old, still a grumpy ball, but very cute and very sweet (:
  5. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hi All, My hedgie just gave birth on Saturday 3 june 2017 morning. Even since then till today (6 days) she have not been eating much. Only about 10 kibbles so far. I am very worried because since yesterday, she came out of the nesting hut and foamed on her mouth twice (not anointing). With...
  6. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I'm a very discouraged hedgehog owner. Pippa is six weeks old and I've only had her for four days. The day I got her she was extremely sweet and adventurous. All she wanted to do was play and explore. She never put her quills up, was extremely easy to handle, and never huffed or popped or went...
  7. General Questions
    This past Saturday I was gifted a Hedgehog. His name is Casper, he is 14 weeks old, albino, looks to be very healthy, and I have fallen in love with the little guy. However I have never owned an exotic animal and so I just want to make sure I have all my bases covered. My main concern is his...
  8. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I adopted my precious little hedgie last Saturday. Her name is Princess Quillia. I already love her to death! But I had some questions on ways to maybe get her to be a little more social around me, my fiance and my cat. She seems to be more comfortable around me (understandable since I'm her...
  9. Diet and Nutrition
    My Fiance and I adopted Princess Quillia about a week ago. She is just over 10 weeks old and has a shy personality (according to to the breeder where we got her from). Of course the first few weeks we expected her to be nervous around me when trying to establish a bond. I try to give her the...
  10. Color Help
    im wondering do baby hedgehogs change colour drastically as they grow older? my hedgehog gave birth to one gorgeous baby (yet to be sexed) its two weeks old and its quills are completely white with no dark colouring anywhere, the mother and father are both reverse pintos with large black...
  11. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hi so I just brought home Penny one week ago from a breeder. She is 8 weeks old. I am using same bedding, food, and water bottle they use. The first 2 days Penny was fine and very social. Sunday I bought her a hamster ball to play in and she hated it and has be nervous ever since. Monday night I...
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I have had my baby hedgehog for 3 months now, she is about 5 months old. I have bonded with her and she is very sweet and social. I thought I was lucky to have such a loving hedgie, but lately she's being more grumpy and biting everything. She was quilling but has recently stopped. She started...
  13. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I have a 6 month old hedgehog who has been pretty consistent ever since I got her. Normally as soon as I turn my light off between 10-12 she comes running out of her sleeping bag and onto her wheel. She is also usually awake most of the night and even stays awake most mornings until I turn on...
  14. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hey everyone, So I made a big mistake the day before and cleaned my hedgehogs cage when the babies were only 10 days old. It smelled so bad but I should have held out longer because this morning both babies (2) were out of the nest/fleece sack and one of them had been eaten/maimed. I went back...
  15. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone! I recently got a new hedgehog from Janda Exotics, a breeder about an hour away from where I live. I know reviews about her are mixed, but I'm really pleased with my new little baby! She gave me a *tiny* (like maybe 5 tablespoons) sample of her mix, Pokey Crunch, but I'm switching...
  16. General Questions
    Hello!! I have owned other hedgehogs but they were all rescues and not babies when I got them. So at the end of this month I'm getting my first ever baby hedgehog from a breeder !! Now I know how to care for hedgehogs, however I'm just curious, is caring for a baby much different from caring...
  17. Introductions
    Hello ! My name is Shiloh !! I have a baby hedgehog waiting at the breeders !! She is a female, dark snowflake pinto. I have owned one heggie before her, his name was Pickles and he was 7 and a half when he passed away. All together I have cared for 3 heggies, I babysat my roommates for a...
  18. General Questions
    We will be going on a 25 hour road trip to visit our families and we would like to bring our Hedgie Pickles with us. He will be 8 months when we go. As new Hedgehog owners we are a little bit unsure about how he will react to the long car drive and different atmospheres. If anyone has any tips...
  19. General Questions
    Hi! I just got a six week old pinto hedgehog and I was wondering if it is normal for her to not stick her quills down? She lets me pick her up but her quills don't go down. :confused:
  20. General Questions
    I'm getting my first hedgehog in mid January and I'm so excited! He's about six weeks old now, so he's not quite ready to be separated from his mother. He's the smallest of the litter and is hardly bigger than a golf ball when he's rolled up. He's so adorable. I can't get over it! Anyway, the...
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