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  1. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello! Long time browser, first time poster! So I've had my hedgie (Olive) for about 6 months now, picked her up from her breeder at 8 weeks, and from the start she was very nice and outgoing, granted a little shy at the beginning. This is the second hedgehog I've owned so I have some...
  2. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Took him to the vet yesterday because of blood in stool/urine. Ever since the way he stand and move around became slightly different and I'm a bit worried. It's not that different to how he usually do things but now when he stands he put one hand out as if getting ready to flee. Also...
  3. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My hedgie went to the vet because there was blood in his stool, he was very scared there. We got home and since he's been doing this(pic below). I'm not sure if he's scared or it's something else but it's quite worrying especially due to how helpless he looks. That is his potty btw, I put him...
  4. General Questions
    Hello, thought I'd make a profile in order to ask some questions. We got our hedgehog almost two months ago, and he is now more scared than ever. I soared the internet for advice both prior and during having the hedgehog, but these advices have often been conflicting. Recently we've attempted...
  5. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    My hedgehog has been acting odd for the past few weeks... he's been much more aggressive when he gets started by stuff, as well as jumping at much smaller things. I can't even set down a cup with out him puffing away in his little hut lately. On top of that he started to pop at anything moving...
  6. General Questions
    Hi! so it now day one of having mocha, last night she looked around ate some food and drank water and i woke up to her sleeping in her igloo. around 11 I attempted to pick her up but instead i just sat there for 2 hours looking at her sorta brushing her quills with a shirt. and sorta got by her...
  7. General Questions
    I've read some ways to bond, and I have a bonding pouch. Currently she is in it and on my lap, but she keeps huffing, every slight movement I make, and even when I'm not moving her quills are erect. I can't tell if its the scent or what may be making her freak out. I don't know how else to bond...
  8. 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...
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I just want to give a little background on how I got my hedgehog before I go into my question. So my Ricky was rehomed to me when she was about 6 months from a young college girl who couldn't take care of her. I knew nothing about hedgies at the time and thought I would have much more time to...
  10. General Questions
    Hello I am new to this forum and new to owning a hedgehog but I was just looking for some advice I have a African Pygmy hedgehog, he came to me two days ago but he is very grumpy. He is three months old He makes these noises they sound a bit like sneezes and breathing out very quickly...
  11. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, I have a hedgehog who was 7 weeks when I got her and I have now had her for 4.5 months. However, I still can't get her to like me, or be comfortable around me! She's very active and healthy at nighttime when nobody is nearby. But the second I try to pick her up, she jumps and gets hissy...
  12. Hi!

    Introductions
    Hi! I'm Lily and new to hedgehogs. I'm getting one this weekend and am a bit nervous, but excited. Is there any good tips to warm my hedgehog up to me, just in case she decides to be grouchy? This is the girl on the left, taken by the breeder.
  13. Hibernation
    Last night I'm pretty sure Willow had a hibernation attempt. Around 1-2am I found her laying in a ball by her wheel which I found super unusual because Willow is the type that has to sleep UNDER something, like she'll normally sleep in her igloo, but the first night I got her I had a blanket in...
  14. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I tried making noises and stuff but I get no response in any room and I looked everywhere, how do I draw him out? He is handled for an hour daily and he usually just goes under my bed, but he isn't even in my room!
  15. General Questions
    I take Loki outside everyday so he can run around and have fun and today, he sort of freaked out randomly and ran to me and kept trying to climb on me and then he kept running in circles so fast. ive never seen him run this fast. I found a way to calm him down but he was only calm for a few...
  16. General Questions
    I just got my first hedgie yesterday! I am so happy and excited. I met the owner at a parking lot. I held Kiwi(my hedgie) and he was fine, just smelling me. Now that he is at my house, his cage is all set up. Whenever I have my hands in his cage(cleaning or moving something) his huffs and...
  17. 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...
  18. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I got my hedgie about a year ago when I lived in an apartment. She was really friendly.... I could hold her by her scruff, clip nails, pet and nap with her no problem. I moved back home to my moms house. There is a house cat and a house dog. I keep her in the spare bedroom where the other...
  19. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    During the day, our Briar is cuddly and sweet. He's active, enjoys petting and treats. But if we try to take him out during the night he rolls up and hisses and pops and makes a big deal of "I'm under attack!!" Is this him just saying "leave me alone, mom. I just want to play on my wheel!"?
  20. General Questions
    hello all, so i've had my first hedgehog for 24 hours now and already i have embarrassingly noob questions... is it common for quills to look this.... sparse(?) when a (young) hedgehog is scared? he's 7.5 weeks old and his quills only look sparse when he raises them while huffing and/or...
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