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  1. Quills
    I brought home my new baby about 3-4 days ago, and tonight i noticed him itching. when i was handling him he seemed fine, but when i put him in his cage i noticed he used his leg to itch his back a few times and i heard him get out and about for the night and he itched for a solid minute. (he...
  2. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I've had Haine for a little over two years, and I've never seen her display signs of dreaming, so I wasn't even sure if she did dream. But in the past few weeks I've noticed instances of her having nightmares. I'll hear whimpering from her cage in the middle of the night and go over to her to...
  3. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My hedgie went to the vet because there was blood in his stool, he was very scared there. We got home and since he's been doing this(pic below). I'm not sure if he's scared or it's something else but it's quite worrying especially due to how helpless he looks. That is his potty btw, I put him...
  4. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi guys! I have had my hedgie for a couple months now and with bonding and all, she hasnt gotten any friendlier. She doesnt like to me handled, and when i do handle her, she is always hufffing puffing and popping. She doesnt take treats from me. Ive tried to be very patient with her over the...
  5. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi all! Ive had my new hedgie for over two months now and shes VERY grumpy. I handle her about 30-1 hour everynight and he just sits in a ball and huffs, puffs and pops. her quills are always up. my last hedgie wasnt like this at all. she was very social. My new hedgie just doesnt like to be...
  6. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, I've had my hedgehog, Howie, for about five months now. He was a rescue, and I got him when he was about a year old. He's been entirely grumpy since I got him... still balls up whenever I try to hold him, talk to him, or make any sort of movement. Now, he's resorted to biting. Despite my...
  7. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, I have a 7 month old male hedgehog who did something I've never seen him do, and it worried me a little bit. He was walking around, but then stopped to stretched out his front legs and his back legs, all the way until he was laying completely flat for a split second, then got back up and...
  8. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hey guys, I have had my hedgehog a little over a month now and when i first got her wheel, she was using it every night because there was "evidence" in the morning. For the last two weeks she has not been using it. She has been eating drinking and pooping, but no longer on her wheel. Her nails...
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So for some back story, I got two hedgie, a male and a female from a lady on kijiji and I've had them for 2 years now. She wanted to rehome them because they were "too aggressive" for her. Ill admit no matter how much i worked with them the female was always a little more uninterested in...
  10. Cages
    So my hedgehog Doug is in a cage that measures: 33 1/4-Inch long, 18 3/4-inch wide, 22 1/4-inch high with 1-inch wire spacing. I'll add the listing for the exact cage. I see no signs of stress on Doug. Is this large enough? If not what do you recommend, the actual brands other users have would...
  11. General Questions
    Hi, I am getting my baby hedgehog Quilbert from a breeder in one week, I was wondering if it would be okay to keep his cage in my laundry room. I am concerned that the noise from the washer and dryer machines might be upsetting and too loud for him? They are newer models and arent insanely loud...
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My hedgehog, Gilbert, gets very squirmy if I just hold him in my lap but as soon as I press him up against my face he snuggles in and goes to sleep. My first hedgehog was not like this and I know they're not usually affectionate, so I'm curious if anyone else's hedgie like this?
  13. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Dear all, I brought home my Hedgie around 1month plus. For the first 2 weeks, it was scared and anxious. After the 2 weeks, it was beginning to get more comfortable and became more friendly and willing to let me hand feed/pet/hold it. However, it started to grow fast and got bigger and now...
  14. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello! Just writing to get some opinions on my hedgies behavior. I have a 5-month hedgie baby that I got in 2 months ago. Within the last few weeks, he has been warming up to me. If I pick him up he will come right out and he doesn't pop as much if I pet him now. The thing that is concerning me...
  15. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello everyone :) Background: I got Cecil on October 28 when he was about 6-7 weeks old, and he is exactly four months old today (January 16). He was a sweet little boy, minimal hissing, until quilling but his behavior seemed to even out after that. He's a very hissy little man, of course he...
  16. Health
    Hi everyone, I'm currently kinda freaked out and don't really know what to do. So I own two hedgehogs and one is 5 months, the other around three and both of them are usually very active and run around in their wheel all night. I just came back from a five day trip to London and had my...
  17. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My little girl Prim sometimes makes this movement that looks like her whole body is pulsing, for a lack of a better description. I took a video of it and put it on her Instagram which I will link below. She does not make a sound while doing it, so it is not huffing. Has anyone had any experience...
  18. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi there! Glenn is just over 10 weeks old now. We brought her home 2 weeks ago. She's got a healthy appetite, is starting to bond and be more comfortable with me and my husband, sleeps on my lap in her sack for an hour or 2 a day, and though she doesn't really sit still - she's okay with being...
  19. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So, I bought a security camera and set it up above John's cage so I can observe his nighttime behavior (because why not? XD). I took some clips from the footage (I changed the settings of the program I used so that it started filming when it detected movement) and made this short video. I still...
  20. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, So I got my hedgie around a week ago. He's always been timid/shy but today when I lifted his hideaway he started popping and making a "Ch ch ch ch ch ch chhhhh!" noise (I guess this is hissing?). He's never done this before, even when I first brought him home. I held him any way with...
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