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  1. Health
    so i know it’s important for a hedgie to get exercise however mine hates it, he’s just a little over 7 weeks old , he sleeps majority of the time, i had gotten him a wheel and he never used it, not once, so i read that the saucer might be better and decided to give it a try, he still has not...
  2. General Questions
    so i know it’s important for a hedgie to get exercise however mine hates it, he’s just a little over 7 weeks old , he sleeps majority of the time, i had gotten him a wheel and he never used it, not once, so i read that the saucer might be better and decided to give it a try, he still has not...
  3. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi all! My hog Chu is just over 1 year old, and there's been several changes in her behaviour in the last ~3 months or so that I'm starting to get concerned about. 1. Poopin' habits: somehow I randomly got a hog that took to a litter box almost instantly and rarely pooped anywhere except in...
  4. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hey yall ! Cecil is 2 now and fat as HECK. His dad was one of breeder's biggest hedgies (in the 800-900g range) and his mom wasn't the tiniest thing (I think somewhere bt 400-600g), so a bit of it is genetic. Cecil weighs ~740g. Vet did a physical (not an Xray though, hesitant about...
  5. Wheels
    Hi everyone, I'm a new hedgehog owner and am nervous that my little guy (Draco) is running too much? He is 10 weeks old and spends the majority of his evening on his wheel. I have a dig box, fleece forest, TPtube, balls, and burrow bag in his cage. At first, I thought he might just be...
  6. Wheels
    hi, i've had little alfred for 2 years and ever since i've had him he's loved his wheel. he can use it and has done constantly for 2 years. but now all of a sudden he won't use it. for the last few weeks he won't use it at all, he's gained a lot of weight (hes a lil chubby anyway) and i'm...
  7. General Questions
    Hello! Prudence came to me at a very chunky 650g, and in our four months together she has lost over 200g. She now weighs 445g and is way more active than before! What I am wondering is when to stop "dieting" her and add a higher fat food to her diet. The breeder originally told me that her...
  8. Health
    Hey everyone, Winston's now quite the aging gentleman - he's almost six years old now! He's clearly having more problems seeing, and has been wheeling a lot less because of this. I've got a vet appointment coming up for him to be looked over once more, but I wanted to ask how do older hedgies...
  9. Toys
    I spoke recently with a breeder / vet tech who told me that, because of the angle of a wheel, running on a wheel is unnatural & bad for hedgies. She said that their backs / shoulders aren't meant to bend in that direction, nor are the muscles a wheel works in the shoulders meant to be built...
  10. Wheels
    Hi, :grin: I'm a new hedgie owner and I've done LOTS of research before deciding to get my hedgie. One thing I am concerned about is litter training and his wheel. I've read that when attempting to litter train your pet, you should keep the wheel out of the cage because it distracts them and...
  11. 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...
  12. General Questions
    Hi, new poster here... I've been scouring the forum for folks who take out their hedgie and let him/her run in the morning for an hour or so, and then again at night for the same duration w/ cuddling... All I've really seen is morning cage cleaning and such, but no exercise. Even though the...
  13. Hibernation
    Morning, everyone. Has anyone else had the experience of basically being their hedgehog's personal trainer? Here is the story. (First, thank you for your collective knowledge. I've been following this blog since August when I adopted Charlotte at 8 months old. She wasn't socialized by her...
  14. Wheels
    So Trunks is 7 weeks old today. He has yet to even jump on his wheel. I'm beginning to think it's too big for him... Amazon.com : Kaytee 12-Inch Giant Silent Spinner Exercise Wheel, Colors Vary : Carolina Storm Wheel : Pet Supplies I'd really like to get him running around before he starts to...
  15. General Questions
    Hey guys! I'm a new user of the site and I'm super excited to meet other hedgehog owners. So here's the deal, I got my hedgehog from my aunt as a birthday present last week. When she got her for me, the shop said they did not have any exercise wheel left and would call when they have them...
  16. Quills
    So I'm pretty sure Luna is beginning to quill. I don't know how excessive it is or how long it lasts but she definitely has dry dry skin and is losing a few quills here and there. I already gave her an oatmeal bath but her skin is still very dry and I want to try flax (?) oil. How would I do...
  17. General Questions
    Is it normal for hedgehogs to not run on their wheel infront of people? We know he uses it because theres poop on it, however we never see him do it. I'm not sure if hes embarrassed or if its normal.
  18. General Questions
    I don't actually own a hedgie, I am just interested and curious about them. So bit of a hypothetical, I'm aware Hedgehogs like to run and explore, so many owners supply running wheels to fulfil this need. I was wondering if you could produce the same results from some kind of running track...
  19. General Questions
    Hi everyone! My hedgie "Pugsley" has never liked the wheel and no longer enjoys his ball. He will just roll into a corner and go to sleep. I was thinking perhaps the ball might be too small for him, but the bigger size looks HUGE. I am just worried that he isn't getting enough exercise, even...
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