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  1. General Questions
    Hi, im a fairly new hedgehog owner (albino, african pygmy hedgehog) since January 2019. my first question is recently his behavior is a bit odd as of late, before I got to bed i go check up on what he's doing or how he is (i.e seeing if he is eating/drinking, playing on his wheel or playing...
  2. General Questions
    Hi! I am quite new to hedgehogs and got my first one about three days ago. I got Cashew from a woman who didn't want him anymore. I was told he was 8 months and a good boy. Any tips on making him used to me? He hisses but that doesn't bother me... So, I couldn't help but notice now that he...
  3. Cages
    Hi! I'm getting a hedgehog in a few weeks after years of research. I'm using a c&c type cage because that's what we had for my guinea pig a few years back, but I need to get a new coroplast base. Everywhere I look to buy some online it says that it'll come in multiple pieces and I was wondering...
  4. General Questions
    Firstly, I'm a new hedgie owner, and I've had our 11 week old Lil Quill for about 2 weeks. I've handled dogs, cats, squirrels, ferrets, girlfriend, but not a beast as complicated as my Lil Quiller. I've been told different things about taking care of him, and my girlfriend, who's had a hedgehog...
  5. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I bought my hedgehog a new wheel because her old one broke. It was a saucer wheel. Now i use a 30 dollar wheel i got at a pet store. This one is a regular wheel, and shes not used to that. She won't run on it hand hasnt exercised at all in 2-4 days. I took her out of her cage yesterday and she...
  6. General Questions
    Hi♡ I'm an Italian girl, friend of a little six months old male hedgehog called Ricciolo. I have got him about one month ago and I absolutely love him. So... At first he wasn't shy: he didn't close up, he eaten from my hands and at the first explorations of my bedroom (I have waited for a week...
  7. General Questions
    TLDR; skip to the last paragraph. I’m so nervous that I’m not going to give this hedgehog its best life. Please help me. My BF and I moved in together a few months ago after being a couple for years. This morning, he decided to make one of my many dreams come true: owning a hedgehog. While...
  8. Introductions
    I've been the custodian of a hedgehog for a little over two weeks now. Finkle is an albino male who will be three months old on June 15, and has been quilling for about three days now--possibly longer and I just didn't notice until the quills started showing up on my clothes and in his bath...
  9. General Questions
    Hello! my name is Gabe 2 days ago i bought my very first Hedgehog! His name is Ayumi! i made his house with a plastic trasnparent box under it i put old newspapers i got him one of those refill water thingies but he drinks from under it in a plastic little bowl i got i also used a plastic lid to...
  10. General Questions
    Hello All, I'm looking into getting a Hedgehog over the next month or so and was wondering if it would be possible (and more importantly safe for the hedgehog) to repurpose for use with my future hedgehog. The little second-floor area would be removed so they couldn't fall and I'd be adding...
  11. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hi! I got a hedgie for Christmas and was told it was a boy... he gave birth so yeah I don't think he's a boy. I don't really don't know what to be because she gave birth under a shirt I left in her enclosure. I don't have a proper bed yet so I've been using my shirts. Now she's underneath it...
  12. General Questions
    I got my hedgehog about 3 days from a local breeder I fed him 2 live super worm and banana this afternoon and then tonight when I place him down in his play pen he suddenly poop 3x times after I put him back to his cage and he didn't move and pose like this really concern about the poop.
  13. General Questions
    Hello HHC! I got a male hedgie baby probably about 8-10 weeks old from a well respected mom-and-pop pet shop in the area. I am a pre-veterinary student and animal science major, and I did little physical exams on all the hedgies. They all appeared healthy and the only real thing I noticed was a...
  14. Introductions
    Hello! I took in a neglected hedgehog about 2 weeks ago. I was initially under the impression that the previous owner just didn't have time to spend with him, however it seems that he didn't have time to learn about or even care for the hedgehog. I know the basics about hedgehog care (I work...
  15. Teeth & mouth issues
    Lokie is my first hedgehog and in the past 12-24 hours his mouth has had a number of red dots that I'm super worried about. I'm about to take him to his Vet tomorrow but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on being able to alleviate some of his potential suffering. He's had no real change...
  16. General Questions
    i'm watching this adorable little guy for a friend, and possibly adopting him after (her schedule has grown too thick to continue watching him). while watching him, i noticed a few quirks. for one, he never ever ever balls up. he'll puff and puff. sticking his quills on end and giving signs for...
  17. Introductions
    Hello! I got my pet hedgehog, Starlord, a few months ago and he was veryyy shy. Soon he was opening up faster and so on. But a couple of weeks ago (1-3 weeks?) he started to get shy and grumpy again along with very dry skin, the poor little guy, and then I noticed an increase in quill loss. I...
  18. Grooming
    I know there are a few threads with this issue, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. So I got my hedgie about a week ago and I noticed that his nails are getting pretty long already. We're pretty used to each other already, so I can hold him no problem. The issue is: he's...
  19. Health
    Hi, I'm a first time owner and I got my hedgehog Rigby a week ago. He's 7 weeks old now, and he seemed to be adjusting pretty well. The first couple nights he slept a lot, but I did hear him running, eating, and using his water bottle a bit. Over the next few days he started to be more awake and...
  20. Toys
    I'm wondering whether it's better to give Mabel more running around room over the tunnel she had in the cage when I got her. Her cage is big, but with her wheel, hide box and the tube, she doesn't have a ton of space -- enough she can get around, but mostly around the edges of the cage. Do...
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