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  1. Introductions
    'Ello all! Firstly, this account is run by two people- Myself also known as Ethan and my partner of many years Louisa. We're not currently hedgie-parents but we're aiming to research as much as we can until we're 100% ready and comfortable with adding one of these wonderful creatures to our...
  2. General Questions
    Hi everyone! I am getting my first hedgehog in the next few weeks and I am so excited. But I need LOTS of help. I have heard lots of different opinions on the best cage, or container to keep them in. So I def. need some advice there because I have no idea what I should do, additionally heating...
  3. Heating
    I am getting my first hedgehog soon and have started setting up her cage. The breeder told me a plastic bin was fine as long as it was big enough. My problem is what is the best way for me to heat it without melting the cage?
  4. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hello community. So, i bought a female hedgehog which was apparently pregnant and how has given birth to 3 or 4 babies. i'm fairly new to the hedgehog (they are not a local species here) so i have a few questions in which you guys might be able to help me with. I've only had the mom for a...
  5. Introductions
    Hello everyone, I am getting a hedgehog for my 11 yr old daughter who is in love with animals. she has proven herself responsible in caring for our other pets (with assistance of course) and is gaga over hedgehogs. After weeks of reading, watching videos, and perusing the internet, I...
  6. Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm a big animal husbandry enthusiast. I'm moving in with my sister (MS) in a few weeks, and life has kind of been kicking her ass lately, so she could use something good. MS really likes hedgehogs, and a few days ago she told me that she wants to breed them one day. We aren't...
  7. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So Nala is just 2 months and 2 weeks right now and I've only had her for a week. She's pretty much grumpy most of the time while inside her bin during the day but when I take her outside to bond, she'd be running around and doesn't like being held and just likes to run. I usually just put her...
  8. General Questions
    Hi There, I am going to be bringing home my new baby boy around February 1st as he is still a "bun" in the oven at this time :grin: Anyways, I am getting a plastic storage enclosure that the breeder makes when I get him but I have questions and concerns over heating and such. I was planning on...
  9. Introductions
    HELLO!:) My name is Julia and my boyfriend Dayton and I have recently added a new addition to our family. Our 8 month old African Pygmy, Ace :) It has only been a week but Ace has already settled right in. He is curious and loves to explore. Of course the occasional huff and puff, but he...
  10. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, I'm still newbie about hedgehog... My hedgehog is fell this morning.. I think he's fine.. I cant check on him because he still not friendly with me.. but I think he's stressed after he fell because he's going around like a mad man! He dont even want his food when I give it.. he sniff his...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    I am expecting a beautiful baby hedgie girl at the end of the year :grin: I have been looking at which food to buy and came across the I have read the thread on here called 'The Beginner's Guide to Hedgehog Nutrition' by Lilysmommy and I think this food ticks most of the boxes. I found what...
  12. General Questions
    I just get my first hedgehog three days ago and we're working on bonding slowly. Right now it's actually the dog she seems least afraid of, feeling isn't mutual though. She's in a large cage in my living room right now because it's the place we can best control the light and temperature during...
  13. General Questions
    Hello :) I'm picking up my hedgie on June 15th when he's old enough to leave his mum, and I'm just in the process of getting everything I need together and setting up his new home. So I just want to know whether a bottle or bowl is better for him? I have both. Everywhere I've read has got very...
  14. General Questions
    Hi everyone, my name is Julie and today I'm officially a hedgehog owner. I rescued a supposedly 1 year old female off of craigslist today, however, she does not seem to be healthy. Her breathing is labored and wheezy, she's been losing a lot of quills (the previous owner thinks she's quilling...
  15. Introductions
    Hi all, I am a new member of this site. I am greatly anticipating bringing home my hedgie! My friends new hedgehog had an unexpected baby! I will be taking that baby home as soon as he or she is ready and I can't wait! I am doing as much research on hedgehogs before I take my little bundle of...
  16. General Questions
    So I apologize in advance for how dumb this question probably is :oops: but I was reading some forums about a hedgies light schedules and it sounded to me like people where saying when they play with their hedgie at nighttime they make the room super dark. :shock: Are you supposed to play with...
  17. General Questions
    Hello! I just became an owner of a hedgehog and although I have no other pets in my apartment, I do have a dog at my parent's house. I have to go home in a 2 weeks and would love to take Benedict with me. I'll take him even if he doesn't get along with our dog, Mia, but I was wondering if anyone...
  18. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello! I just bought a hedgehog Saturday (his name is Benedict - hence the username). He is about 8 weeks old and very sweet and adventurous and starting his quilling process. I know I have not had him very long but I am concerned about his eating habits. I asked the breeder what brand of food...
  19. General Questions
    Hello Everyone! First off, I want to say how excited I am to have come across this forum and how grateful I am to be able to receive accurate information as opposed to whatever the people at the pet store tell me. That being said, I am planning on getting a baby hedgie in the next few weeks and...
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