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  1. General Questions
    Hello! I am a soon-to-be hedgie mom (I guess I'm expecting?), and I am trying my best to be totally prepared before the hedgie arrives. That being said, what do you wish you knew before you got your hedgehog? Any tips, tricks, or overlooked information?
  2. Introductions
    Hello everyone, I just got a hedgehog a couple of weeks ago. His name is Joey and he is about 7 1/2 weeks old. I handle him every day and make sure he doesn't over eat. Generally, he's a good hedgehog (although he gets grumpy really quickly if he hasn't slept enough.) Does anyone have any...
  3. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello! I've had my hedgie for about a month. His name is Tucker and he is about 9 weeks old now. I spend anywhere from 15 minutes to a hour with him every day, but usually about 5 minutes into every bonding session, he gets super frantic and tries to run away from me towards his cage. It's...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    So I have started feeding my cat with Pancreatitis a new food. Once again, I am curious if this food would be suitable for Prudence. It is called Rabbit-MAINT and is by the reputable Australian company called Rayne. This food comes highly recommended by the vets at my cat's clinic, but I'm...
  5. Diet and Nutrition
    I have been doing some reading (especially in this forum) and have learned that it is best for the health of your hedgehog to have a mixture of a few quality cat foods to provide maximum nutrition. I was given my hedgehog Luis less than a week ago by a friend who is moving, and they had him on...
  6. Introductions
    I am very new here, but just wanted to introduce myself to the hedgehog community.:) I recently was given a four year old hedgehog by a relative moving overseas, and am a relatively inexperienced owner. I have had several other pets, but never any kind of rodent. So far it has been a great...
  7. Introductions
    Hello! I'm hoping to get a hedgie this spring:) Any tips?
  8. Travel
    Hey everyone! I am a new-ish Hedgie mom, Have had Charlie for almost 3 months now, and I am going on a 5 night trip during my universities reading break in February. I have a babysitter lined up and they are a friend of mine who would be coming to stay in my room/Charlie's room at my apartment...
  9. General Questions
    So I bought another hedgehog from the pet store in London, Ontario. They claim he's 5 months old but he's almost two and a half times the size of my champagne year old Hedgie. When I bought him he had no wheel in the cage and he shared it with another hedgehog that was from the same litter. So...
  10. General Questions
    Hi everyone! I'm a new hedgie owner. I've only had my hedgie for about a month or so and everything is totally normal, except in the past couple days his poo has changed. I wouldn't say it's diarrhea, but it's definitely a bit watery. It varies by the day now, but it used to be solid all the...
  11. General Questions
    Scooter was eating yesterday and then out of nowhere he started choking! I was freaking out, but he pulled through it himself. Now this is making me paranoid because what if he needs assistance? What should I do next when he chokes and needs help? Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
  12. General Questions
    Hello! I just purchased 2 hedges from a local breeder today. I set up a C&C cage as a lot of people recommended it online. I honestly love the cage and it is extremely roomy. I purchased 5 sheets of coroplast for the bottom of the cage. I folded it up so that my Hedgie wouldn't climb over...
  13. General Questions
    Hello again! I'm getting my little boy Jan. 24th and I'm in the midst of learning and preparing. I want to know what a proper growth pattern should look like (weight wise) for a growing hedgie, (also adult) so that when I track his weight it's much easier to understand for me. It would help...
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