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  1. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, I've had my hedgehog, Howie, for about five months now. He was a rescue, and I got him when he was about a year old. He's been entirely grumpy since I got him... still balls up whenever I try to hold him, talk to him, or make any sort of movement. Now, he's resorted to biting. Despite my...
  2. Introductions
    I would like to know what is better to have? Male or Female? Which one smells? Which one has a better personality? Etc...
  3. 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...
  4. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    The other night after a very unexpected temperature dip, I had to bring Tema back from a near hibernation attempt. Luckily, her breeder who is very experienced, talked me through it. I've been monitoring her throughout the week to check if she's okay. She's had a check-up twice since and...
  5. General Questions
    I am about to be a first-time hedgehog owner and i'm currently in the process of researching where I should get a hedgehog in my area. There are various breeders, as well as an informal organization that re-homes rescued hedgehogs. After doing a lot of research about preparing for a new...
  6. Hibernation
    Morning, everyone. Has anyone else had the experience of basically being their hedgehog's personal trainer? Here is the story. (First, thank you for your collective knowledge. I've been following this blog since August when I adopted Charlotte at 8 months old. She wasn't socialized by her...
  7. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My little girl's name is Nina Rose, but for some reason it morphed into Nina Bean or Beanie.. I think it's cause she's so squirmy and reminds me of jumping beans lol. Anyone else end up with a morphed name or nickname?
  8. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I recently (yesterday) got my first hedgehog. Her name is Coco and she is 7 months old. When we got her from the pet store they said she hadn't been handled nearly as much as she should have. I have done hours and hours of research so I know that it's normal that she huffs and puffs up when we...
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I have a male hedgehog named milo and he has started doimg this funny thing about once or twice so far. He has like rapid hiccups for a minute or two and then they stop. It seems to be when im holding him or cuddling with him and im wondering if its like a happiness thing or a sign hes to cold...
  10. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi! I've had my hedgehog, Harriet, for 9 months now (she is 11 months). She was super friendly and scent trained. We were very bonded. A few weeks ago, I tried to take her out from her cage and she was abnormally fussy. She continued this behavior. The worst of it was today. As I tried to take...
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