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  1. Feet and legs
    Once I caught Reggie sleeping on her right side with her two left legs sticking up in the air at a 45 degree angle. As soon as I lifted up the blanket she immediately curled up, embarrassed. What a weirdo. So last night when I saw she had a leg up I thought it was just silly! But after I took...
  2. General Questions
    Hi all, I’m beside myself with Gremlin’s nails! I’ve had him for 3 months and I’ve managed to clip one once. He hates it. He was a rescue so I really don’t know what his past experiences were, but I do know how back nails are getting way too long. He goes into a serious huff/grump when I get...
  3. General Questions
    I have two hedgehogs. Chara whos nails have to be cut twice a month and Frisk. Frisk's nails won't grow. They just won't. I don't remember the last time I cut them, and they are exactly the same length as I cut them the first time. Is this a problem or a blessing? Anyone else with this experience?
  4. Feet and legs
    My little guy Henny LOVES running on his wheel. He also finds it convenient to use the restroom on the wheel which means I tend to give him foot baths often. I make sure his nails are looking good during the baths. I noticed last night that on one foot it seemed as if he had just one big nail...
  5. General Questions
    hi everyone, my hedgehog alfie absolutely HATES baths and getting his nails clipped. he can be quite aggressive when he wants to be and has bitten me a fair few times! it is basically impossible to clip his nails ive tried clipping them in every position in the bath out of the bath upside down...
  6. Health
    Hello there, I am a new hedgie owner, and I've heard some different opinions on this, so I decided to ask for some help from you guys! So my little Hazel has some pretty long nails on her hind paws. Am I supposed to do anything like filing them? If so, could you give some tips because she's...
  7. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My hedgie, Rubeus, who is turning 1 on the 21st, recently became less active. I havent heard him running on his wheel and he just seems very grumpy and tired. He is eating and drinking fine, and his poop looks normal. I read other posts and found out he could be going through a growth spurt or...
  8. Feet and legs
    New grumpy hog needs her nails trimmed badly. I have tried everything.... snuggle bag, foot bath, full bath, cooling rack, scruffing, etc. I was able to trim her front feet by scruffing her, but no matter what I do she curls up her back feet!! Anything else to try?
  9. Feet and legs
    About 8 months ago, our hedgie Samus had her foot removed due to an incident with string cutting off circulation. She was doing fantastic without it and exploring as always. Recently in the past 2 weeks she has stopped walking/exploring/playing. We took her to the vet and were told that her...
  10. Grooming
    I just got two new additions to the family (Yay!), from someone who didnt seem to take very good care of their hogs. The one girl is seemingly overweight, and her nails have curled under her toes. She is very grouchy, and wont allow me to access her feet at all. How can I go about this?
  11. General Questions
    So I am a new Hedgie mommy. I have wanted one for about 5 years now and finally having one is supper exciting! A Facebook friend was selling him and I took the opportunity right away (with my parents permission). As a new mommy to a hedgie I have multiple questions. 1. Wipes. He runs on his...
  12. Grooming
    by a certified veterinarian, of course. 8-)
  13. Feet and legs
    Hi All- I posted before about my little man Scribble's nails and that I was having a really hard time trimming them. I have used every trick in the hedgie arsenal and he just won't let me do it. (He isn't using his wheel because they are so long, that's the problem) I called the vet to see if...
  14. Feet and legs
    On my hedgie's right back paw is something strange. Where the cuticle meets the nail, there is a white substance going along side the nail for about halfway down. it's like a white colored coat atop of the nail or a part of it. Where the cuticle is, there is a white colored zit like thing that...
  15. Skin
    Hi everyone, I'm quite a new mommy for hedgehogs. I've recently adopted (now named) Popcorn from another family about a month ago almost two months. He's almost a year I believe his birthday is sometime this May. I'm just concerned since ever since I've gotten him, he seems to be itching all the...
  16. General Questions
    hello all, so i've had my first hedgehog for 24 hours now and already i have embarrassingly noob questions... is it common for quills to look this.... sparse(?) when a (young) hedgehog is scared? he's 7.5 weeks old and his quills only look sparse when he raises them while huffing and/or...
  17. Feet and legs
    So I had my first heart attack today, and I feel horrible. While trimming my hedgehog Andy's nails he moved right before I clipped and I cut way too short, he started bleeding and I quickly searched the webs for advice, in about a minute I found that dipping his toe (well, I couldn't get a...
  18. Grooming
    some may have already figured this out but I thought I'd share a video of me clipping Stumpy's nails (the easy way.) I see a lot of people on youtube struggling to get them to hold still.
  19. Quills
    I'm completely desperate. Ishaw is 3 years old and he's always been healty. Since I had a baby I take care of him less but on a regular basis. I clean his cage every week and I give him his bath. He is fed with Nutrience for kittens and Royal Canin for kittens. He has always been a case of...
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