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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Travel
    Hello fellow hedgie parents! I currently live in New York with my girl, Q. I am moving to the west coast and assumed that if I paid a fee, I could bring my hedgie on the plane with me (like a dog or a rabbit). Apparently this is not the case. I simply don't know what to do! Q has travelled...
  9. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Well, first of all, hi everyone, I've been searching for a solution all day, so I hope you could help me. I got a hedgehog last sunday, I'm new with this kind of pets (I usually have dogs and no more), so here's the deal, he's seven months old, he's been eating quite ok, I've been giving him cat...
  10. WHS (Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome)
    My hedgie surprised me with babies about a month ago and 2 of them have staph infections. Ive taken them to the vet already and they've finished their course of antibiotics however it seems as if it's only getting worse. One of the babies, Meiko, had only ONE scab on his leg(it was pretty bad...
  11. Quills
    Ive been giving my hedgehog baths in vegetable oil (she had mites and I was doing it to try and help soothe her before I could get her to the vet) and recently she's started losing a lot of quills. I know it's not because of the mites so I was wondering if maybe I didn't rinse her off well...
  12. Wheels
    So my precious Princess Quillia is now three months old. I bought her one of those flying saucer wheels at petco. She did just fine with it for about three weeks, I bought the largest size. About a week ago the wheel started making loud irritating squeaking, and I cannot fix it for the life...
  13. General Questions
    Hi y'all!! I'm a new hedgehog momma, I brought home my baby (named Benjamin Frappuccino, Bennie or Lil' Frap for short) about a month ago, and he's absolutely delightful. A total sweetheart, he likes to take naps on my lap while I watch tv or do homework, has a calm demeanor but still a lot of...
  14. Hibernation
    Hello! I've had my hedgehog Rose for nearly 3 years now, not once has she attempted to hibernate until last Saturday (two days ago). I held her close to me while she warmed up and she appeared to be doing fine up until today. I tried to play with her, but she's acting very strange now. She'll...
  15. General Questions
    Hi! I just signed up. :grin: So, I got my new hedgie a few days ago, but I still don't know how to take care of him. He came from another family who had to give him up and he's healthy I think, but I still don't know how to take care of him. If you can help, Please do! I really love him...
  16. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi. This is my first time ever posting on this site, though I've owned hedgies for several years, and have looked through the forums for advice numerous times, so I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place or if I'm doing this all wrong. I just don't know what to do anymore. My hedgie, Crowley...
  17. Cages
    Okay, so I ordered a 2x3 grid covered C&C cage recently and I've received the supplies but I can't find how to build the flip-fold cover. Can someone please help? :confused::-?
  18. Heating
    I have a CHE in my vivarium for my hedgehog. It is high enough so he cant reach it even if he climbs on his toys and house. I have had some people tell me that heat mats are better than CHEs as CHEs can cause cancer (im not sure if this is right) but heat mats only heat a small area, his viv is...
  19. Quills
    Hello, My hedgehog is a male and is a little under a year old. Over the weekend during bath time I noticed that my little man had one quill on the front of his brow that looked damaged in the center of the quill. The once white quill is now brownish in the center and looks miss-shaped (bent or...
  20. General Questions
    Soo... I brought my 2 hedgehogs to school as a class pet. It was one weekend and I left them in my classroom that has their very own cage. One of them escaped and fell off the counter. My teacher found little hedgehog poop on the floor on the other side of the room. I have looked EVERYWHERE...
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