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  1. 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?
  2. General Questions
    So my I got an 8 week old hedgehog about 2 weeks ago and I have made a lot of progress with her! I have followed all of the advice posted on here (putting a tshirt in her cage, handling her daily, hand feeding her, ect.) but she still gets scared when I try to pick her up or even move a little...
  3. General Questions
    Hello! I signed up today, and may use this frequently as my pet is the center of my existence. I have an adorable little hedgie whom I take great care of. Or at least, I like to think so. His name is Fiore. I pick him up everyday, and sit him on my lap. He used to huff, hiss or click a LOT when...
  4. General Questions
    i've recently became the proud owner of a 9 week old female hedgie and ive a few questions about travelling withher. I've 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 hrs during...
  5. General Questions
    Hello, I was hoping someone could help me. I just got my little hedgy a few weeks ago. As to my understanding, the previous owner has had this hedgehog since birth. When I went to pick him up, he had a cage obviously way too small for him and no toys. He is a year and a half old. I make sure I...
  6. 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...
  7. General Questions
    Hi everyone! So a few days ago I became the new owner of a 1 year old hedgehog that I've named Peanut Quill. He is the cutest little thing, and I love him so much, but ever since I got him we've had nothing but problems. The first thing is, he's pretty grumpy. I try waking him at all...
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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.
  9. Travel
    Hi everyone! Im a soon to be hedgie owner and would love some advice. I currently live in London but my parents live in Devon my hometown. This is around a 4/5 hour drive or train ride. My question is, is it ok to take my hedgie with me on visits home? For longer times away there is a hedgehog...
  10. Introductions
    Hello all, I adopted my hedgehog last night from one of my friends friend. And from what i've read its pretty normal for him to be balling up and hissing at me right because i'm "new" and he has new scents to get accustomed to. I just put one of my shirts that i've slept in for a couple of...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi! So I am planning on mixing a couple of different brands of hight quality cat food. Is it ok for the food to have whole corn as an ingredient?:confused: Thanks! All answers and help are highly apreciated. :)
  12. Mites
    Im a new hedgehog owner. Got my Filemon(hedgehog) a week a go and is seven weeks old. Im just one of those types of people that freak out to much. Well hes an albino hedgehog and ive noticed he has some dry skin but I gave him a bath and put baby oil on him. Hes been loosing a good amount of...
  13. Introductions
    Hi! My name is Lily, and I just adopted a hedgehog this week. I haven't seen him yet, but my brother sent me a picture. My brother will be bringing him to me on Saturday. I was so disappointed that none of the breeders in my state listed on here had any hedgehogs right now, but my brother told...
  14. General Questions
    You've all probably heard this a million times and I'm sorry, I'm just a huge worry wort. New mommy over here. Today I brought home my first hedgie, Luna, and she's the sweetest little thing. I've been reading through everything to make sure her home is happy and safe. I didn't want to get her...
  15. Mites
    i have checked my hedgehogs skin where ever she scratches when shes out in about 1 hour she scratched about 8 times is this a concern or is my hedgeohg just scratching or would it be worth a vet just checking for me i have checked as i said and i cant see nothing
  16. Introductions
    hi i have a 5 month old pygmy hedgehog whos called jess shes amazing the best animal i have out of my 16 there are somethings i would like answering as i just need clearing up on some stuff shes doing fine and i hope any questions i have you lovely people can help
  17. Wheels
    We used to own a hamster and my mom is completely against buying a new wheel for my hedgehog. This wheel is 6.5 inches in diameter and has a solid ground. Is this okay to use for my new-coming hedgehog? (note: it has about a 1 inch thing sticking out in the middle of the wheel. does this create...
  18. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm Jenna, and my new baby is named Rory! He's an 8 week (most likely) albino! I'm so glad to have found fellow hedgie lovers on this website. This site has been such an incredible tool in my hedgehog research. I've been spending hours on this website researching everything I can...
  19. General Questions
    Hi! I'm a new mom to baby Rory. He's an 8 week old possible albino, and cute as a button. I've been doing a ton of research (this site is a gem) and when I brought him home, I realized that Rory was defying almost all of the typical new-environment/new-hedgie norms. While everyone says that...
  20. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi! I just got my hedgie a week ago. The breeder gave me a weeks worth of food, but didn't tell me what she uses. I know she had a better kind of food and then a lesser which she mixed. So I'm looking for some help picking out the right food (theres so many different opinions out there!) And...
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