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  1. Health
    Hiya, I posted in here not too long ago concerned over my hedgies breathing. My vet did a full exam on him and his respiratory system is clear. no discharge from anywhere. He is a tad chunky but I am currently dieting him so his weight loss is in the works. My pepper is almost 2, and has deep...
  2. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Has anyone been successful in changing their hogs to a diurnal pattern? Thanks!
  3. General Questions
    I'm usually gone from home 7 am to 10 pm on most weekdays from school and work. ZoZo sleeps in my room and so whenever I have the light on, he'll think it's day. I don't want the light disturbing his sleeping schedule, so how am I able to have him sleep during day and awake during the night when...
  4. General Questions
    So my hedgie is about 3 months old and she sleeps with me (in the same blanket) while I do my studying on the computer. Today, as she was sleeping inside the blanket on my legs, she moved around for a second and then squealed/screamed for a short time (half a second at least). Then, I suddently...
  5. General Questions
    I adopted two 8-week-old female hedgehogs who live together in the same cage. They were adopted quite young, more so they are a rescue. Nonetheless, when I got these little girls they were quite scarred and uncared for properly. I spend so much time with them daily. I keep them close to my...
  6. General Questions
    I brought a 8 months old sow home yesterday. I'm fairly new to this with only tons of research backing me up. She was quite active whilst traveling by car but her activity seemed to drop after I moved her into her new cage. All she does is dug herself into my parts old sweatshirt and sleep...
  7. General Questions
    Hi, new poster here... I've been scouring the forum for folks who take out their hedgie and let him/her run in the morning for an hour or so, and then again at night for the same duration w/ cuddling... All I've really seen is morning cage cleaning and such, but no exercise. Even though the...
  8. General Questions
    I got my 16 month old hedgie about 4 days ago and two days ago he finally came out and explored during bonding, which was like a huge step, for me but now all he does during bonding is sleep, which is odd because he sleeps all day and most of the night (sleeps past like 2 o'clock in the morning...
  9. General Questions
    Hello! My names Ashlyn and I've recently gotten my first hedgie. I was wondering if it was alright if I woke him up in the late afternoon for bonding time? I have done it a couple times and he doesnt seem to mind.. Right now hes sleeping in my lap. I would like to know if waking him up thos...
  10. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Okay, obviously I know hedgehogs are nocturnal and I wasn't expecting to get to play with her in the daytime, but she doesn't wake up until midnight! Then, when I wake up in the morning she'll be right back asleep. I love her like crazy and I wanted her to have lots of fun exploring my house but...
  11. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So I always seem to pop up in the forum only when there's trouble but I need some advice. Luna is about a year and a half old now. Her breeder says her mum and dad were both a bit lazy and slept more than usual, so that makes since- not as worried about that. But its like she fights me when I...
  12. General Questions
    The day before yesterday, my friend had surprised me with a hedgehog and at first he was normally up all night and asleep all day.. occasionally waking up for a few minutes, but last night and all day today he was asleep and hadn't woken up, I had to wake him up a few times so he can eat and...
  13. General Questions
    so Crowley (female; 3-4 months old) wakes me almost 7am sharp every day- weather i have a light on or not! demanding to come out and play in her playpen. she often plays for about 2 hrs ( running around and moving toys- investigating new ones *cuz i spoil her* :P ) but than she just sleeps in...
  14. General Questions
    I just got my little guy last night (six weeks old) and I was really surprised on how friendly he was right from the moment I picked him up. When I got him from the breeder it was around 5pm and he was in his cage and starting to wake-up. I picked him up and he was happy climbing all over...
  15. General Questions
    Hello! I got an African pygmy about 2 months ago and he's very very cute however i still have some questions about him?? I always have to wake Kabuki up. Every time. If i manage to catch him up, he'll hide back in his hiding spot and will curl up. I thought maybe my room wasnt dark enough...
  16. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi. Ever since I bought Clara her wheel (purple plastic Comfort wheel about twenty four days ago), I literally have not had a single night where I get rest. Her cage is in my room. I am woken up at the worst hours of the morning EVERY SINGLE DAY and can do nothing to make her go back to sleep...
  17. Health
    My hedgie is 2 years old now and for the past few days she is sleeping constantly. Usialy she comes out at 7:30pm on the dot and plays untill about 6am but recently I have to get her out to wake her up. Ive been waking her up at abour 8 but she'll fall asleep again when shes out of her cage for...
  18. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Watch attached video-- Today while watching TV my girl Sonic, aka Goober starting making a strange squealing noise. My husband, after hearing this video, said he's heard this noise coming from her cage-area. I heard it today and recorded it because it was so strange... Could she be dreaming? I...
  19. Site Help and Suggestions
    Hi, I am getting a hedgehod within the next 2 weeks. I wanted to know what to do at night because I sleep with a fan. My hedgehog cage is a 2x3 C&C cage and I have a 150 watt heat lamp on top of the cage. I tested the heat lamp and my fan being on the other night and when I woke up and felt...
  20. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    my brutus seems to never wake up unless its silent. i sleep at different times depending on the day, but brutus never wakes up on a certain time. he is in my room with me but i dont know if its healthy for him to be sleeping at different times. i catch him awake early sometimes but he just runs...
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