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  1. Introductions
    Hello! I am a new hedgie Mamma to a little 7 week old male that my boyfriend & I named Hank. our breeder told us that when we got home to take him out and try to bond right away.. well this resulted in him biting us. He then anointed. We gave him space in his new home and took him out way...
  2. 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...
  3. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My little girl is 8 weeks this week. I've had my hedgie for one week, I was following all advice from experienced owners and bonding was going great. She has been a very happy girl and then bam I woke up yesterday moring and she is now hissing, running from me, and trying to bite when I hold...
  4. 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...
  5. Introductions
    So in 10 days it will be 1 year since my baby Delilah succumbed to cancer. I am truly broken up and was not sure if I could go through this again. However, I loved being Delilah's mom and miss her dearly. on Friday the 28th I turned 20, my boyfriend also took me to pick out a new little friend...
  6. General Questions
    Hello! I am a soon-to-be hedgie mom (I guess I'm expecting?), and I am trying my best to be totally prepared before the hedgie arrives. That being said, what do you wish you knew before you got your hedgehog? Any tips, tricks, or overlooked information?
  7. General Questions
    my boyfriend and I are new to the hedgehog owners world and I am the only one who does absolutely everything for Ellie. Bathing (she absolutely hates baths), changing her water, food, waking her up to clean her cage, giving her mealies, picking her up (when he was too scared to try and pick her...
  8. Introductions
    I just put down my deposit for my new family member who will be delivered in 15 days. I have done some research and I am sure I still have a lot to learn. I will be going shopping this weekend for supplies. We will be doing the build your own cage with the corticated floors and walls so that It...
  9. General Questions
    Brand new baby came today! My first one, I have set her up with all of the essentials and then some. Of course she is just beginning to adapt. Her name is Binx, and everything is going very well except she is itching quite a bit? I have her in aspen bedding and she has enjoyed crawling under...
  10. Introductions
    Hello ! My name is Shiloh !! I have a baby hedgehog waiting at the breeders !! She is a female, dark snowflake pinto. I have owned one heggie before her, his name was Pickles and he was 7 and a half when he passed away. All together I have cared for 3 heggies, I babysat my roommates for a...
  11. Introductions
    I've been waiting for this cutie for the longest and he's officially mine :grin: His name is Pippin Cheerio! He's an Algerian grey male about 10 weeks old now. He's huffy and puffy sometimes, but he's definitely warming up to me. I've classified him as an explorer/cuddler which I LOVE! Haha...
  12. Liners & Cage bedding
    My guy and I adopted two hedgehogs from the local humane society. Neither of us have had them in the past but I had done lots of research prior to getting them. They didn't know how to properly care for them and they were a mother daughter pair so to adopt them out together we got both hedgies...
  13. Introductions
    Hello! Just an introduction! My name is Cassandra and this is my new baby! Charlie is now 10 weeks old and has been adjusting very well! He is already learning where not to poop! After the past two weeks he has really started to open up and everyday it seems like he is trusting me more and...
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    Introductions
    Hi! I'm Lily and new to hedgehogs. I'm getting one this weekend and am a bit nervous, but excited. Is there any good tips to warm my hedgehog up to me, just in case she decides to be grouchy? This is the girl on the left, taken by the breeder.
  15. General Questions
    My baby boy Charlie came home with me last night! He is going through some quilling and on top of that he is in a new environment and I want him to feel comfortable and safe. Last night he ate most of his dinner and was on his wheel like crazy and playing with his toys. Then he made quite the...
  16. Introductions
    I'm picking up my little Quilbur tomorrow! I seriously can't wait!! I joined this community a few months ago, and have learned a lot about my soon to be little buddy. My main concern is heating. I'm 17 and my family keeps the house between 68-70 in the winter. I am aware that they need to be at...
  17. Introductions
    In preperation for the arrival of our new baby girl hedgehog, Piper, I wanted to introduce myself to the group and ask a few questions. We have already set up her cage with fleece liner this time, and are cutting some smaller fleece strips for her to curl up in, in her igloo. She also has a...
  18. General Questions
    I just got my little guy last night (six weeks old) and I was really surprised on how friendly he was right from the moment I picked him up. When I got him from the breeder it was around 5pm and he was in his cage and starting to wake-up. I picked him up and he was happy climbing all over...
  19. Cages
    Hi All! This will be my first post on this site though I've been browsing the forums here for close to 6 months. I bring my baby hedgie home from the breeder this weekend and in my readings have heard not to put certain things in a babys cage until they are better adapted to their new...
  20. Introductions
    Hi guys! I'm returning to Hedgehog Central after 2 years as I am getting a new baby hedgehog. I'm just trying to freshen up my hedgehog knowledge and see if anything has changed within the hedgehog world within the past 2 years. I am making my way through the hedgehog book that has been posted...
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