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  1. Feet and legs
    Hi everyone! My little man, Spike, hasn't run on his wheel in the last three nights. He's eating normally, he's drinking water, and his poop looks normal. I can tell he's not running because for one, his wheel is spotless. Two, he's normally up and running long before I fall asleep, and that...
  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. 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...
  4. Quills
    Hey everyone! Breckenridge has been loosing quite a lot of quills lately. Seems like he loses 5-10 over a two-day span. He did have mites a couple months back and was treated for them by his vet. As far as I know, he does not scratch often at all and the mite issue has been taken care of since...
  5. Travel
    So, I am planning on becoming a new hedgehog parent. The breeder that looks the most qualified near me is over three hours away. I don't want to travel home with them in the cardboard box that the breeder will provide. I was wondering if there is a certain type of carrier, or even a flannel...
  6. Cages
    So my hedgehog Doug is in a cage that measures: 33 1/4-Inch long, 18 3/4-inch wide, 22 1/4-inch high with 1-inch wire spacing. I'll add the listing for the exact cage. I see no signs of stress on Doug. Is this large enough? If not what do you recommend, the actual brands other users have would...
  7. Health
    Me and my friend want to buy a hedgehog, however we don't live together and want to share it, I'm wondering if changing the hedgehogs home often will stress it out? For example if we took turns each week or two, would the hedgehog be stressed?
  8. 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?
  9. General Questions
    My hedgehogs name is penelope and ive had her for about 3 months now. shes very interested in cuddling under my legs and sleeping under me, she also likes to run around in circles in my closet shes a very good girl and she only huffs a little when i pick her up then shell sit in my hands for a...
  10. 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...
  11. General Questions
    I'm going to be building my hedgehog a c&c cage soon, and I was wondering if there's anything I can do to keep the switch from his smaller cage to the c&c cage less stressful for him? I know the new cage will be a lot better than his current one, it's the one I brought him home in from the...
  12. General Questions
    Hello, Earlier today I was sorting through Prue's growing collection of stuff and rediscovered the adorable bonding bag that I bought her. After seeing that the forecast for today was warm, I decided to walk my dog and take her along. I have heard of people doing chores and going shopping with...
  13. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hello everyone, I recently got my new hoglet Brie this past Tuesday from a reputable local pet store. She was brought in from a breeder in Georgia and the store has had a great reputation for consistently healthy pets. This is my third hedgie, I've had a female Roxie (who I lost to cancer) and a...
  14. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hey everyone. I recently brought a seven week old hedgehog home a week ago. He seemed to be adjusting well, but recently (a day ago) his poop turned this mushy green and sometimes a clear jelly-like substance would come out. Ill give you some background details: - I had guests over yesterday...
  15. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, I'm still newbie about hedgehog... My hedgehog is fell this morning.. I think he's fine.. I cant check on him because he still not friendly with me.. but I think he's stressed after he fell because he's going around like a mad man! He dont even want his food when I give it.. he sniff his...
  16. Health
    Hi everyone :) I just got back from going to my parent's house for four days. I left Gilbert with my boyfriend. We got Gilbert situated in boyfriend's bedroom. Gilbert's cage is the same, along with all his toys etc. My boyfriend told me Gilbert hasn't been pooping or peeing the normal amount...
  17. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I got my hedgehog, Polly, from a coworker about two months ago. But she's having a hard time warming up to my fiancee and I. Any time we try to touch her, she starts hissing and curls up. I know my coworker didn't spend a lot of time with her, but I've had her out for at least an hour every...
  18. Health
    Hi, I just recently got my hedgehog Petey about a week and a half ago and he had some neon greenish stool. I became worried so I took him to the vet and the vet took a fecal sample as well as did an examination on him. She gave me some meds and his poop went from diarrhea to a Darkish Foresty...
  19. Health
    Hi! This is my first post on HHC and I'm picking up my first hedgie, Lou, on Friday, and am absolutely dyiiiinng to finally have him with me! Everything is set up for hedgie's arrival, and I will be giving him plenty of time to adjust, but I was wondering about outside time. Here in Boise, the...
  20. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hello everyone, I am a new hedgehog owner. I have a few questions and concerns. I have had my hedgie for 3 weeks. The pet shop told me that she was about 4 months old. It appears she has settled in nicely and I take her out every evening to hang out. She is very friendly and seems relaxed when...
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