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  1. Quills
    Hi all, My Hedgie Marjorie is 10 weeks old, and I picked her up at 8 weeks. Breeder had 2 litters from 2 mums (different dads!) and Initially thought Marjorie was going to be 13 weeks when I picked her up, as had responded to initial advert for slightly older littler. Marjorie was lovely to...
  2. General Questions
    So I have a 4 year old hedgehog that I 'rescued' from someone I know. They simply didnt have time for it and were feeling very guilty about it. This hedgehog is not entirely used to handling, but doesnt bite. He Is also a little underweight. I was wondering two things: If there was any way to...
  3. General Questions
    My hedgehogs name is penelope and ive had her for about 3 months now. shes very interested in cuddling under my legs and sleeping under me, she also likes to run around in circles in my closet shes a very good girl and she only huffs a little when i pick her up then shell sit in my hands for a...
  4. General Questions
    Questions in bold below...I got my 8-week old hedgie, Poppa, a week and a half ago. He adjusted to his new cage almost straightaway and loves it in there! Clicks/hops/hisses like crazy when I go to pick him up or touch his quills, but I know this is normal with a new hedgie. In terms of...
  5. General Questions
    Hello, I'm a new hedgehog owner and bought my hedgehog a week ago. The girl I bought it from bought it from a breeder and then had it for a year- but admitted to neglecting him a bit after a couple months... so he's not had much interaction with people since he was a baby. Whenever I move, even...
  6. 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...
  7. General Questions
    Well it has been one year since I owned my hedgies, but till today I am still afraid to hold them at their back. If you do not get what I meant here is a source to describe http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2013...4f4-s6-c30.jpg I'm not sure is it painful to hold hedgie this way, and I afraid it...
  8. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I got a year old hedgehog almost a week ago. She still huffs around me. But occasionally she will smell me and rub on my hand. But if I let her she buffs and points out her quills. Will I ever be able to hold her? How do i work up to doing this? I already have a pair of my worn shorts in her...
  9. General Questions
    Hello guys, I'm Ally and I just recently became the proud momma of a hedgehog whom I've named Watson! Here's just a little background info: I bought Watson from my mothers friend who didn't really want him anymore. From what I know, he's almost a year old, so naturally I was a little worried...
  10. General Questions
    Hi, so my little Charlie's just a little over a year now (I got her when she was 8 months old) and at the beggining we were doing very well, never got bit and calmed down pretty fast. A few weeks ago I went to pick her up and she bit me hard. I've been nervous ever since and slowly trying to...
  11. Introductions
    Hello All! I received my hedgie as a Christmas present this (past!) year and I am definitely looking forward to any help and advice you all have to offer. I have researched everything I could before and after I received my little guy and everyday is still a learning experience. I wanted to...
  12. General Questions
    Hi everyone, I got my lovely little hedgie 3 weeks ago now and still am unable to handle him properly. The minute you go near him he huffs into a ball and won't come near you. I can pick him up in a towel and he huffs and jumps but he still won't let me hold him in my hands... I've tried hand...
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