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  1. Quills
    A few days ago I brought home my first hedgehog (she is about 8 weeks old). I noticed the first night that she had a ton of white spots all over her quills which tended to kinda cluster together. The next day I gave her a quick bath with a couple drops of Aveeno baby wash and it all went away...
  2. General Questions
    Hi I just got a baby hedgehog (12 weeks old) and I have had him for three days now. I know from doing research that when a hedgehog is initially moved to a new home they will have different eating and poop colors for a bit as they adjust. However, my baby has small dark firm poops right now...
  3. General Questions
    My hedgehog is 4 months old and I'm really unsure of how to cut his claws. I've tried just holding his leg but I'm always scared of accidentally cutting his foot because he's really fidgety. I really need some advice because I'm a first time hedgehog owner and I don't want his claws to grow too...
  4. Cages
    Hi, so I'm in the process of doing my research before I get my first pet hedgehog. Final room and cage placement is 99% determined so I do have my dimension to work with. I just have some questions relating to the 4 cage options I had my eye on. Please note I do plan on letting them run...
  5. Introductions
    Hi guys! My name is Cay, and I decided to join this forum as a new hedgehog dad after lurking for awhile and doing copious amounts of research around here :geek: . I just recently got my first hedgehog (a few days ago!) and I call her Puddle. She is 2 years old, and super cute! I'll have to...
  6. Introductions
    I have just joined and gotten my first hedgehog as of Saturday this week. I am so happy to finally have my new family member in the house, and I can't wait to spend lots more time with him. He is an 8 week old male with a very light brown, to almost Cinnamon color. He is a very sweet and...
  7. General Questions
    Hello!! I just got a new hedgehog, and this is my first one, and I have done some research about them however I have noticed a couple of things and thought I should ask. This is my first complete day that I have had him, and he is very grumpy, but I knew that from the beginning. However, i...
  8. General Questions
    I brought a 8 months old sow home yesterday. I'm fairly new to this with only tons of research backing me up. She was quite active whilst traveling by car but her activity seemed to drop after I moved her into her new cage. All she does is dug herself into my parts old sweatshirt and sleep...
  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. Grooming
    So, I just received my hedgehogs about three weeks ago from a friend who was moving and couldn't take them with her; I am a new hedgehog owner, and they are still getting used to me. Everything thing is going well except one of them is a bit grumpy and is still very cautious around me, but he...
  11. Travel
    I'll try to keep this story short. Basically I live in an apartment by myself while I study in college, every weekend I go to visit my parents. I travel via bus and it's about a 3 hour ride. I've been contemplating if I should take my hedgehog with me every weekend and if so what kind of bag...
  12. General Questions
    Hi! so it now day one of having mocha, last night she looked around ate some food and drank water and i woke up to her sleeping in her igloo. around 11 I attempted to pick her up but instead i just sat there for 2 hours looking at her sorta brushing her quills with a shirt. and sorta got by her...
  13. General Questions
    Hi Everyone, I did a ton of research before I decided to get a hedgehog. I spent over 2 years reading everything I can about how they act and what they need to eat and what stuff I need to get for him to be happy. However, I've had my hedgehog for almost a year and he is still the same as when...
  14. General Questions
    I was wondering if this cat food is good for a new hedgie? It is called "Taste of the wild" from Rocky Mountain Ingredients Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal...
  15. General Questions
    Hello, I'm new to these forums so sorry if i'm posting in the wrong spot! I will be getting a baby hedgie at the end of the month and am wondering about a few things. 1. I know that they need to be around 72-74 degrees. I have a wire cage. Is this what I would need for a proper setup to...
  16. General Questions
    Hi, I have recently purchased a hedgehog back in April. She's about 8-9 months (previous owner did not give me exact date) and has been a bit of a nuisance since the start. I do love my hedgehog with all my heart but recently the problems with owning her have been getting bigger and less easy...
  17. Travel
    i've recently became the proud owner of a 9 week old female hedgie and ive a few questions about travelling with my hedgie. as i read some get travel sickness and some travel real well (im hoping to accustom her to it and dont want to have her stressed/uncomfortable) Every week i travel 3...
  18. General Questions
    I recently became a proud new hedgehog owner! While I am very excited, I have a few concerns about my baby hedgehog. I am not sure if the things I am noticing are normal or not, but I wanted to get some answers in case I need to address anything right away. First off, we aren't particularly sure...
  19. General Questions
    Hello everyone! So as the date that I'm able to pick up my first baby hedgie approaches, I'm growing more and more anxious. I'm a planner by nature (I've had his cage setup prepared for weeks and have read practically every important post on this site and countless others to be ready for...
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