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  1. Cages
    So with my current set up with my hedgehog, Ive got her in a large plastic container, with her litter and wheel in the main compartment and her sleeping area off in another compartment. I made the set up for her when she was 7 weeks. She's almost a year old now and she's already starting to grow...
  2. Mites
    So now that I know that much, I plan on getting him to vet and everyone. But this thread is me asking what all should I do. Should I get rid of the wood houses? Will it effect me? Will it effect cats, dogs, etc. What are some precautions I should take? Do I need to do anything specific to the...
  3. General Questions
    So I know for sure that I want a hedgehog, I have played with one and held one before and they are just adorable. I live in Illinois and currently have a down payment for a hedgie with Morning Star Hedgehogs but it’s near the end of March and it keeps getting pushed further. I know Morning Star...
  4. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    How do you tell a hedgehog's age? I just bought my first hedgie 3 days ago and the seller told me that she's 3 months old. It kinda seem sketchy 'cause she's really really huge. I have seen pictures of 2 months old hedgehogs and they are so small! I tried measuring her and she's at least 5 inches.
  5. Rescue
    Hi! My name is Mia, and I need to rehome my adopted hedgie. Her name is Spook, and I adopted her back in June from a family who couldn't take care of her properly; they didn't even know she was a girl! Unfortunately, it's becoming too cold for me to keep her, as we don't have heating in our...
  6. Health
    Im freaking out guys. So i just got a hedgehog, and i love him soo much. anyway, i let him down to explore in my living room and he ended up crawling under my couch. I couldnt get him out, no matter how hard i tried, so i got behind my couch to move it a bit, thinking maybe he'd come out. well...
  7. Health
    Edit - I've just checked on her now and she has just pooped! But I'm still concerned that it took so long? I've had Stella for almost two months. She was born in February of this year. It's been about two days since she's peed or pooped. Yet she's been eating fine and drinking water. She was...
  8. General Questions
    Hi there! I'm a new hedgie owner (as of 2 months ago). I'm wondering if hedgies can attract any kinds of insects, more specifically stink bugs. I live in New England so it's snowy out, just wondering if it's a weather related issue or a hedgie thing (we've never had stink bugs before). Thanks!
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So I just got my hedgie about a week ago. She is one year old and I got her in a rehoming because her previous owners didn't have the time for her. She's pretty shy and doesn't care to be handled a lot (her previous owners "tried to handle her at least once a week"?!), but she is showing great...
  10. Heating
    Hey guys! I'm preparing everything I need for my new future baby hedgie (few more weeks!). So being a soon to be new hedgehog owner I'm obviously freaking out over any hibernation attempts by my hedgie! Especially with it being winter time and all. So the apartment I stay at has the AC/Heat unit...
  11. Eyes
    Hi guys. I've had my hedgehog Simba for about four years now. He's never had any health issues, but a couple weeks ago he developed this white circle on his eye. I haven't taken him to the vet, because he still runs around and acts perfectly normal. I'm starting to really get worried though...
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    my hedgehog used to be quite active in her cage. now she is only active when i have her out. when i put her back in her cage she goes in her hut. if she doesnt come out after an hour like she usually does i take her hut out and then she eats and runs on her wheel like normal. i dont know if this...
  13. Diet and Nutrition
    I have had my hedgehogs for about a year now, and have been feeding them this mixture the woman I bought them from fed all of her hedgehogs. It was a mixture of different seeds and I also fed them VitaPrima Hedgehog Formula. I just made a trip to the vets office last night because while I was on...
  14. Quills
    My breeder and I have stayed in contact since I got milo and he just turned 2 months. Well he hasnt quilled. She said he should of started by now but maybe hes a late bloomer? Haha. But on a serious note hes been very lazy today he doesnt want to move much he just lays theres and im slightly...
  15. Mites
    I have no idea how my hedgehog milo would get mites but recently today hes been scratching behind his ear. Hes 2 months old so maybe a sign of quilling? He might just have a itch but he did it like 5 or 6 times when I had him out for a hour. Hes my first hedgehog sp I worry over the littlest...
  16. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I have a male hedgehog named milo and he has started doimg this funny thing about once or twice so far. He has like rapid hiccups for a minute or two and then they stop. It seems to be when im holding him or cuddling with him and im wondering if its like a happiness thing or a sign hes to cold...
  17. Health
    Hello everyone, I got a hedgehog on thursday and he has warmed up very well the past couple days. Eating cat food and meal worms, active at night for a couple hours, poop has turned back to brown, but one thing hasnt happened drinking water. When I got him he had a bottle so i jave a bottle on...
  18. WHS (Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome)
    I noticed a while ago my hedgehog playing with his tubes he would fall over. I thought it was just because of the paper towel tubes because thats the only time i saw him fall. I clippee mclovins nsils and one day cut one too short. Lately i have seen him fall or stumble a few times. This past...
  19. General Questions
    *I know this is a long post but PLEASE read! Felix and I need you!* Hi Everyone! I just bought my hedgehog, Felix, a few days ago & everything had been going great. The first night he slept just fine, the next day he was still fine & him and I cuddled while I watched TV, he laid in his sleep...
  20. Introductions
    Hello everyone! (: My name is Jessica and I'm a new mommy to my amazing little man Dexter. He's 5 months old and i got him from a licensed breeder near my town when he was 3 months old. I recently started to notice some behavior changes and some health changes about a month and a half ago...
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