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  1. Bleeding, Female
    I checked the forum before I posted, to see if anyone else had a case like mine, but I couldn’t find anything that matched mine. My hedgie is 4 years old, and started randomly bleeding when urinating. We (the vet and I) gave her UTI antibiotics which helped for a bit, but then it came back. 3...
  2. General Questions
    Hello! my name is Gabe 2 days ago i bought my very first Hedgehog! His name is Ayumi! i made his house with a plastic trasnparent box under it i put old newspapers i got him one of those refill water thingies but he drinks from under it in a plastic little bowl i got i also used a plastic lid to...
  3. General Questions
    Hey everybody! I just got my hedge over the weekend. He is 2 years old, was a friend's roommate's pet, and I've known him all his life but he's just recently become mine. His last owner was a little... inattentive, and I took him more out of a desire to help him than a desire to have a...
  4. Introductions
    :) Hi everyone! :) My name is Pia, I'm an 18 year old student from Toronto, ON. and I'm the proud owner of a beautiful brown reverse pinto named Cierra! I just recently lost her due to an unknown cause on Tuesday, but her beautiful nurturing presence inspired me to continue with my hedgie...
  5. General Questions
    Hi all, First time owner! Loving my cute hedgie. I got her from a USDA(?) approved breeder, and he told me that it would be a good idea to let her settle into her new cage and to not handle her for a week, but in other places, I've read that it's good to pick up the hedgie every day to let her...
  6. General Questions
    Soooo i got my new hedgehog Rose after i went with a friend to get hers. Just so happens mine is her hedgehogs sister (10 weeks old) ! so pretty cool but my house is at 76 degrees F and i live in Miami everything is all set up she was kinda up and about when i got her around 3 pm then on the car...
  7. Health
    Hi, I just recently got my hedgehog Petey about a week and a half ago and he had some neon greenish stool. I became worried so I took him to the vet and the vet took a fecal sample as well as did an examination on him. She gave me some meds and his poop went from diarrhea to a Darkish Foresty...
  8. Health
    Hi everybody! So I'm new to this. I just got my first hedgehog as a gift about 3 weeks ago. I named him Sonic! I was told he's 8 months old and is a male. I'm not exactly sure how to tell if that's correct though..Anyways, today I was holding him and noticed a little lump on his belly near his...
  9. Skin
    I apologize in advance, I didn't know what category I should post this in. I already have a post in "Bleeding, Male" under "Health" but I haven't gotten any replies from anyone saying that they've seen this before. The bumps keep popping up & at first they bleed, but then they turn white. I'm...
  10. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hello everyone! Im a newbie at taking care of hedgehogs. Ive had my hedgehogs for almost 2 months now. I have one female and one male. Theyve only been together once. And now, my female, Pichi, unexpectedly gave birth and i dont know what to do. :( She never had a PVC pipe/igloo because I...
  11. Breeding & Babies Help
    GUYS HELP ME (T^T) I think my hedgie had her first miscarriage since it is her first time being pregnant. I didn't see anything strange inside her cage. She's feeding well (she has whiskas for her food) and drinks a lot of water. Her stool is okay. But when I saw her cage this morning I found...
  12. General Questions
    Today i brought my baby home and i am already in love with him, my problem is that its 1am and he still hasn't come out? he was exploring earlier (when i wasn't here to see it of course) but now its actually dark there's not a peep I was wondering if this is normal behavior? I was expecting him...
  13. General Questions
    Hello everyone! I'm Veronica, and I'm new to the forums. :grin: I'll be picking up my first ever hedgie on Tuesday, and I wanted to know if there's anything I should look for in my first spikey pet? I've wanted one for awhile now, and I know most of the things I need to know, like how to know if...
  14. General Questions
    Hi everyone! So today marks day two of our little baby coming home and I know I'm probably paranoid but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. I'm worried because I've seen him eat, but I've never seen him drink and I'm concerned that because at the breeder he had a bottle, that he doesn't...
  15. General Questions
    Hi everyone!! We finally brought home our hedgie today! He was super friendly when we picked him out and super friendly today, but as expected his temperament has changed since he's gotten to a new environment. He spent all day asleep under the fleece pieces in his igloo, but now it's 1AM, the...
  16. Housing & Accessories
    So today when we went to the breeder, he suggested that since our hedgie has been living in pine shavings and just doing his business where he pleases that even thought we're using a fleece liner, we should fill the litter pan with pine shavings and that might help in the training process. My...
  17. Toys
    We haven't got all the pieces yet but this is what our general setup is going to be (we bring him home in a week!!). We're going to cut the tupperware into an igloo shape and sew fleece around it and the tupperware lid is the stand in for the wheel/litter box. Is this enough room for a...
  18. Wheels
    Hi everyone! I'm trying to do as much research as possible before getting a hedgehog and as I'm sure you guys have experienced there is a lot of conflicting information out there. I remember reading somewhere that you shouldn't put a wheel in the new hedgie's cage for the first couple of days...
  19. General Questions
    Hello friends, I am a first time hedgehog owner who has some simple questions & concerns. I bought my first hedgehog the other day 'Xavier'. He is an Albino young boy. (I think he's a boy) When I bought him I wasn't told very much info about the care of a hedgehog. So please any advice will...
  20. Bleeding, Male
    I woke up this morning only to find blood in my hedgie's cage. I looked him over the best I could (it's very difficult because he doesn't like for me to check his underside) and I found no source of the blood at all. There was a lot of blood on his fleece though, a little bigger than the size of...
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