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  1. Breeding & Babies Help
    My female hedgehog gave birth on October 21st and to 5 hedgehogs, two died due to lack of nutrition. One of the last three was very malnourished and abandoned by her mother, so I started bottle feeding her 4 days ago. I've noticed that her foot is a purple color and has caused alarm. It doesn't...
  2. Health
    Hi, I’m visiting my parents in Atlanta, Georgia rn and I noticed this small bump on my hegies butt and I thought nothing of it at first. A week has past and now it has grown into something awful like this and he bled pretty bad when I gave him a bath. I don’t know what to do or where a vet is...
  3. Breeding & Babies Help
    i was babysitting a pregnant hedgehog in exchange for getting one of her babies once she gives birth and they’re old enough. the babies are 2.5 weeks old now, and i cleaned their cage since it smelled like ammonia. put the babies and mom together in a small pet carrier while i was cleaning it...
  4. Feet and legs
    Hi guys, I've had My hedgie (Orinocco) for quite a while now and I've recently moved out of my parents house and he has been living with them for like 2 months and I saw him today and he has a black growth on his foot. His living conditions are that he stays in my old room and roams around the...
  5. Heating
    Just a few minutes ago, I heard a pretty distinct 'pop!' noise from my hedgehog's cage. I'm not sure how else to describe it other than I've heard similar sounds from normal light bulbs, but the one I just heard was louder and more metallic. I use two heat lamps for her, one with a 60-watt...
  6. Heating
    Update: After doing some digging on various threads here, I've settled on a Fluker's Repta-Clamp lamp. To anyone else looking for a heat lamp, this is their shop on Amazon (though in .ca, not .com) The heat lamp I have can't keep up with how cold the nights here get and has been slowly burning...
  7. Hibernation
    Hello! So, I've had a very interesting two weeks with my new hedgehog, Dr. Spike. If you're interested in all the details, I made this post on reddit one week ago about a hedgehog I got last Sunday unexpectedly giving birth, and this reddit post a few hours ago about the current situation...
  8. General Questions
    Why my hedgie is making this sound? HELP Why my hedgehog is doing this sound? I uploaded to YouTube
  9. General Questions
    I really hate my hedgehog
  10. General Questions
    So im looking at getting a new hedgie, i havent had one in nearly 3 years so im researching as a refresher. Ive seen a lot of 'moisture' content in the hedgie food ive seen online, but i dont know what the minimum/maximum moisture should be in the hedgies food. help :(
  11. Respiratory Infections
    Hi I have an almost 4 year old hedgehog and he hasn’t been eating for about 4 days and not drinking much. One of his eyes is red with crusties and his nose is dry and crusty too. The corner of his mouth seemed to have bled and had a cut on it but I couldn’t tell. And he is wobbly. I cleaned all...
  12. Feet and legs
    Hi, today I was holding my 3 year old female hedgehog Leni, when I noticed she had an unusual bump on her leg after she had pooped. I think it might’ve appeared overnight because yesterday I was playing with her and I hadn’t seen anything out of the ordinary. I have no idea what it is or what it...
  13. Health
    Hi! I have an egyptian long eared hedgehog who is 4 years old. about 2.5 weeks ago he started developing this wheezing instead of his normal huffing sounds. it was quite bad when he was doing it but when he was breathing normally/not trying to huff and hiss at me there was no wheezing or...
  14. Diet and Nutrition
    I need help. I've had maple for about a month now, she's 4 months old and she won't eat her kibble, like at all. she will eat mealworms, and waxworms and other bugs, but nothing else. I've taken her to the vet and she didn't really have anything helpful to say. Maple is active at night, but...
  15. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    hi my 1 and a half year old hedgehog alfie keeps doing this weird thing where he'll bite his front right foot and spines beside his right foot really hard and chew on it whenever hes annoyed like when im holdong him but he doesnt want to be held or when i give him a bath and clip his nails. he...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I took in a neglected hedgehog about 2 weeks ago. I was initially under the impression that the previous owner just didn't have time to spend with him, however it seems that he didn't have time to learn about or even care for the hedgehog. I know the basics about hedgehog care (I work...
  17. 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...
  18. Feet and legs
    My hedgie completely chewed off one of his toenails today. He was covered in a worrying amount of blood when I found him but I managed to wash almost all of it off. I've been putting pressure on the wound and will use flour if it doesn't stop soon but I'm not sure what else to do? He's chewed on...
  19. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    hi i have already posted on this but i feel like i am at my whits end! my hedgehog has in the last week become quite aggressive. just two weeks ago i was only thinking how well we are getting on and how good he is. i dont know what i am doing wrong. hes getting the same food as usual is eating...
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