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  1. Feet and legs
    Hey there, I adopted Beau last Friday 1/15/21. He's about 10-11 months old and he's a rescue from a family who wasn't taking care of him. Their story for what happened to Beau is that they didn't know you were supposed to trim their nails, so his back nail grew into his paw and then they cut it...
  2. Rescue
    It's breaking my heart, but I've realized that it's best for me to rehome my baby, Daisy. I've had her for a little over a year. I got her at about a year old from a family who didn't really know how to properly care for hedgies. The only reason I took her from them was because she was so...
  3. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    For a little background, I rescued my hedgehog when she was 2 years old. She was in a tiny cage with only an igloo and her food/water bowls with no heating. I got her a huge cage, CHE setup always heating the cage to 74 degrees, toys, a tube, and a wheel (all of which she loves!). Despite being...
  4. General Questions
    So I have a 4 year old hedgehog that I 'rescued' from someone I know. They simply didnt have time for it and were feeling very guilty about it. This hedgehog is not entirely used to handling, but doesnt bite. He Is also a little underweight. I was wondering two things: If there was any way to...
  5. 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...
  6. Rescue
    My apartment complex has now excluded exotic pets. I need to find a new home for my female hedgehog, approximately 4 months old. I will provide everything I have for Fez, including the cage, hideaway, wheel, food bowl, water bottle, the food I have remaining that was given to me, bedding...
  7. Introductions
    Hello ! Found this awesome website while researching about caring for hoglets. i'm currently fostering 3 4 week old european hoglets back to health to re release in a safe area where a lot of other rehabilitated hedgies have been released before. unfortunately theyre considered a pest here in...
  8. 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...
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I'm a new hedgehog owner, though I have babysat some hedgehogs before. I bought my dear Rupert from Kijiji. He was originally a rescue, and his last owner didn't have enough time to look after his needs and give him enough bonding time. As such, he's very huffy. I know this will take time and we...
  10. Rescue
    Hey guys, it breaks my heart to have to do this, but spud deserves better than what I am currently able to offer her. When I first got spud I was in a really fantastic place in every way possible (location, mental health, physical health) but then had to move away to college in southeast...
  11. Grooming
    I just got two new additions to the family (Yay!), from someone who didnt seem to take very good care of their hogs. The one girl is seemingly overweight, and her nails have curled under her toes. She is very grouchy, and wont allow me to access her feet at all. How can I go about this?
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello, I recently adopted a hedgehog. He is only three months old, but he was a rescue. I want to give him lots of love and show him a good life, but I don't know where to start. He is very skiddish, and whenever he sees me he rolls up into a ball, and starts breathing really heavily. I was...
  13. Introductions
    I adopted my first hedgie this past Sunday, his name is Loki, he's two years old, and he has already brought so much joy into our lives. However, Loki is from a family who got him as an impulse gift for their teenager, which resulted in him not receiving the love and attention he deserved. Loki...
  14. Off Topic
    So, Rhododendron passed away just before Thanksgiving. I finally got the gumption to clean out her cage this last Sunday (I'm a sap I know). Ironically, the Sunday before her passing, I acquired a new cat. This animal has an interesting story. We actually rescued it the first weekend of...
  15. Fun Stuff
    Well, it's been a while since I've been here! I wanted to share this video of Kayak, he's 1 year old now. When he was a baby, he was brought to our rescue station because he was very sick, but he's doing great now.
  16. Breeding & Babies Help
    Hi All! Last night I got a frantic call from a friend who runs a local pet supplies store - he doesn't sell live animals. Someone came in with a 30ish day pregnant female hedgehog and was panicked that they "had just read about babies and realized they couldn't handle that s**t" and wanted to...
  17. Health
    Hello, I am new to this forum. I rescued my hedgie, Quillie (neutered female) in March of this year. According to the previous owners, she was approximately 1 year old and had been passed around from home to home because she is antisocial. I am absolutely sure that most of the reason she is...
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