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  1. Off Topic
    Lol y'all does anyone else collect quills that have been shed? Or is that like Crazy Hedgehog Lady behavior that I should quit? Miss Penelope Pibble is quilling like a psycho and I put all her tiny baby quills in a jar like parents keeping their kid's baby teeth. Here's a picture of her saying...
  2. Quills
    Hi all, My Hedgie Marjorie is 10 weeks old, and I picked her up at 8 weeks. Breeder had 2 litters from 2 mums (different dads!) and Initially thought Marjorie was going to be 13 weeks when I picked her up, as had responded to initial advert for slightly older littler. Marjorie was lovely to...
  3. Health
    Hi everyone. My guy hasn't really been eating for the past 3 days, consistently less than 10 pieces of kibble. He is losing quills and has dry skin, I think he's started quilling (he's 10 weeks old) however I can't really tell if he's growing new quills or not. He has dry skin and is extra...
  4. Quills
    Background: Pippa. Female. 4yr. Avg. weight 260-270g. My main concern, Pippa is quilling in large quantities per day. Approximately, 3-4 dozen quills. No clear sign of balding. The quills have the bulbs at the end. I can hold her for a few minutes and her quills seem to be just flaking off...
  5. 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...
  6. General Questions
    I've had my hedgehog, Chestnut, for about 2 months now (she is around 3 months old), and I believe that she has been in some stage of quilling since I got her, but now I'm not sure. When I first got her, she was losing a few quills a day, then she started to lose around 20 a day. These days...
  7. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My little girl is 8 weeks this week. I've had my hedgie for one week, I was following all advice from experienced owners and bonding was going great. She has been a very happy girl and then bam I woke up yesterday moring and she is now hissing, running from me, and trying to bite when I hold...
  8. Quills
    Hello all, I'm back. So a while ago he was losing quills due to quilling. I made sure that they were naturally falling out and they were so all was good. He ended up getting some dry skin during that time so I got a humidifier to try and help with that and it's usually 40-50%. however, now he's...
  9. Housing & Accessories
    one of my hedges is a fattie so I moved him into a bigger cage but he has started quilling, he is a year old so is this normal or from stress? also should I move him back to his old cage or leave km in the bigger one?
  10. Skin
    I got my hedgehog about 3 weeks ago. She was only 4/5 weeks old so I know she was young when I got her. Recently she has started quilling and I see new quills coming up but Im little concerned because she has shed all of her hair on her belly. Is that normal? so they just shed and regrow? I...
  11. General Questions
    Hi ! Great to meet you all. Well my new little guy has moved in well for now. When leaving the breeder they did mention that he was starting to quill so to pay attention, iv read a lot up on it but seem to skimmed over it as i cannot find info on what to do about washing during quilling. Do...
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I recently got a baby hedgehog and he started off so friendly. Though he was nervous at first he very quickly warmed up to me and was wonderful about running all over my arms and hands, or cuddling when I was just doing something else or watching tv. Recently he has become increasingly grumpy...
  13. Skin
    Hello, So my hedgehog has been losing a lot of quills for about 2 months now. He is now 8 months old so when it first started I just write it off as 6 month old quilling. In terms of the quills he is losing some are baby quills but most are adult quills, all the quills he is losing have bulbs on...
  14. 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...
  15. Quills
    We got a 6 week old hedgehog Saturday, she is our first hedgehog. She's been loosing a decent amount of quills since bringing her home. Everytime we take her out and put her into her bonding pouch she always leaves some in there. When I clean out her cleaning area everyday there's always some in...
  16. 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...
  17. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, Forgive me for my long message but I have a few questions that have been percolating in my mind. My hedgehog's name is Chuck and I got her August 28th around 6 weeks old (by my calculation she was born mid-July). I was reading on the this site that hedgehogs typically get their adult...
  18. General Questions
    When I got my hedgehog, Rigby is was 6 weeks old and the breeder told me that he was quilling and to expect to find some quills and also some grouchiness. That was about three weeks ago, and I've been finding a few quills here and there. Somewhere between 1-2 a day to about 5 or so. I haven't...
  19. General Questions
    Hey all :) Quick question, I have noticed that my lil Quilliam has had pretty flakey and dry skin. I gave him an oatmeal bath a few days ago and ordered a new food with better oil in it to help. I was wondering how long I should wait before giving him another Oatmeal bath...I hear that the...
  20. Quills
    My 7-8 week ld Female Hedgehog, Sabel, which I've only had for over a under two weeks now, has been getting extremely protective and aggressive when i touch or go anywhere near her or her quills. When i do manage to pick her up and get her more accustomed to being held again, I notice she'll...
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