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  1. 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...
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    General Questions
    hi im a new hedgie mummy of only 3 days and since reading things on this site im so confused. The breeder told me to feed princess go cat biscuits with meal worms every other day and cooked chicken 2 times a week. which i have done so far she seems happy and is settling in well has cuddles an...
  3. General Questions
    Hello everyone! Lately I have been really wanting a Hedgie, but I have a few questions. 1. Where should I get my future hedgehog? There is an exotic pet shop close to where I live (Lubbock, Tx), but I heard you shouldn't get them at pet shops. I don't think there are any breeders in my town...
  4. Wheels
    On the second night i got my Zoya (had her for three days) i put her wheel in the cage. I figured it would be alright since she was eating a bit and drinking. But i havent seen any poop at all. Should I take it out and let her gather more of an appetite? She runs on the wheel a lot. In the...
  5. General Questions
    Hello all, I adopted my hedgehog last night from a friends friend, and from what i have been reading it is normal from him to be hissing at me and curling up into a tight ball... and that he is in a new home with new scents so he is very scared.. i just but a t-shirt that i've been weight to...
  6. General Questions
    Hi guys! I am looking into purchasing my first hedgehog and I am so excited. The hog I am looking at will be weaned for a month before I am able to pick it up. Do you guys think I will be able to bond well when my hedgie is 3 months old? Also how much will she grow after I get her? (Will I still...
  7. Diet and Nutrition
    I will be a new hedgehog mommy soon and I hear certain cat foods are good for hedgehogs to have. I live in the U.S. what brands are good/ what should I look for in a dry cat food for my hedgie? Also any other tips would be greatly appreciated!:grin:
  8. Heating
    I have been looking for a couple hours to see if any one has or had those white coated metal cages. If so Did or would the 100w CHE bulb melt the white coating? I do not know how hot the CHE bulb gets. If it is not good to be directly on top of the cage would elevating it off a few inches work...
  9. General Questions
    Hey everyone, I got my first hedgehog, Hercules, yesterday from a local breeder and am attempting to finalize everything he needs. Upon recommendation from the breeder, I have been using a organic high quality cat food that Herc seems to love (or he was just very hungry!) and gave him some...
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