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  1. General Questions
    Hi! I am quite new to hedgehogs and got my first one about three days ago. I got Cashew from a woman who didn't want him anymore. I was told he was 8 months and a good boy. Any tips on making him used to me? He hisses but that doesn't bother me... So, I couldn't help but notice now that he...
  2. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello! Long time browser, first time poster! So I've had my hedgie (Olive) for about 6 months now, picked her up from her breeder at 8 weeks, and from the start she was very nice and outgoing, granted a little shy at the beginning. This is the second hedgehog I've owned so I have some...
  3. Health
    Hey everyone! I'm Lindsay and we have had our baby Freddie Tres for about a month now! I have so many questions about him and want to make sure that we are doing everything correctly. He still puffs up and hisses when I take him out of his cage. I have researched and noticed a lot of sites that...
  4. General Questions
    Hello, thought I'd make a profile in order to ask some questions. We got our hedgehog almost two months ago, and he is now more scared than ever. I soared the internet for advice both prior and during having the hedgehog, but these advices have often been conflicting. Recently we've attempted...
  5. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hey all, I would love some advice and opinions on my little girl, Selah- she's one years old as of 3 days ago. She was quilling when I got her in October, so her hissing behavior was to be expected. Well, to this day she still pops and hisses at me all balled up for 5-15 mins depending on the...
  6. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So something strange happened today. I'm just going to prefix this by saying that Prudence has never hissed, popped, or been particularly grumpy. Ever. At least until today. So at 9:00 (our usual bonding time) I went to go take Prudence out of her cage and found her with her crinkly cat toy in...
  7. 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...
  8. General Questions
    Hello everyone :) I have just joined and I cannot thank you all enough as your community has answered so many of my questions and is a great resource for new owners. I keep searching for answers about my new hedgehog, Henry, hoping someone has the same problem as I do but I can't seem to find...
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, So I got my hedgie around a week ago. He's always been timid/shy but today when I lifted his hideaway he started popping and making a "Ch ch ch ch ch ch chhhhh!" noise (I guess this is hissing?). He's never done this before, even when I first brought him home. I held him any way with...
  10. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello I am desperate need of help with my hedgie. I went on an internship of 4 months and left my hedgie in the care of my fiance. He gave him baths but that was really the only thing he did with Grayson. When I finally came home I had a very angry hedgehog and he would not let me pick him up or...
  11. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    For the past few days I've been catching two of my three hedgehogs making this odd purring noise when they are angry. I've had hedgehogs for years, and it's nothing I've ever heard any of them make before. It's different than their hissing and clicking noises when they are mad, and I don't know...
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Brought home my first hedgie today, and I have high hopes of her being cuddly in the next few weeks. I haven't tried to hold her again after I brought her home, so as not to stress her. She hisses when I take her blanket away after a nap, but as soon as she has fully awaken, she moves around...
  13. General Questions
    About 15 minutes ago I heard a little hiss - ignored it, thought maybe she had bumped herself whilst moving in her sleep. But just now she hissed twice - and big proper hisses! Her cage is in our living room and I'm sat here working on my computer as I have been all day, the television is off...
  14. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    This is Tech and while I love him I'm starting to get worried about his hissing (all the time) and his running away. He has bitten a few times and I have read they normally dont. Please help with any advice. what can i do or change to help him and keep him happy. also i put an old shirt of mine...
  15. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    hi so i just got my hedgehog Saturday morning and she absolutely will not let me touch her. ive read that a good way to get them used to you is to pick them up and just let them rest on your lap. but what am i supposed to do if i cant even pick her up? just this evening was the first time she...
  16. Travel
    My adorable little hedgie, Taz, 9 weeks old, was socialized and happy. Eating, playing, and perfect. We had to come to our relatives house for a birthday party, so I followed all the travel advice on this forum and he seemed ok, BUT the house we are in has children (we do not) and poor Taz is...
  17. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    During the day, our Briar is cuddly and sweet. He's active, enjoys petting and treats. But if we try to take him out during the night he rolls up and hisses and pops and makes a big deal of "I'm under attack!!" Is this him just saying "leave me alone, mom. I just want to play on my wheel!"?
  18. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    This is my first post on this forums so I apologize if this topic has been discussed millions of times over and if you know of some great threads feel free to link them in your posts. I have had experience with hedgehogs (and many other exotic pets) throughout my lifetime. I've had tarantulas...
  19. Grooming
    Clu usually is fine with baths, he will try to run out of the sink but is unsuccessful, but he is usually fine after a bath, even tries to help dry off after! Today I gave him a bath like usual and when I did the rinse I added half a capsule of flax seed oil into his water because I read it was...
  20. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Today i had my hedgie out for a little play and when i went to put her back in her cage she curled into a ball and continued to hiss loudly and it scared the life out of me!!! so i put a worm in front of her and she ate it and went into her hut, i have one theory to why she did it i put a new...
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