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Hi I just recently got Chestnut about 3 days ago he’s about 5 months old. I have been looking at forums, google, and watching youtube on how to bond with hedgehog but I’m still having a hard time. Every time I tried to hand pick him up he does the huffing, puffing, and balls up and I don’t want to make him too stressed out . One time I hand picked him up and he did not like that tried to roll off my hands . If I use his snuggle pouch he’ll calm down in seconds, but then he doesn’t wanna leave the pouch. I read that we’re suppose to let it lay on us for a 30mins to 1 hour to get used to us but he won’t leave the pouch and I don’t want to force him to get out either. He is very calm though in the pouch on me while I’m doing homework. I have tried tricks like giving it treats but all he really does is sniff and takes it and burrows back into the pouch to eat it. I know to give it a couple of days but how do I know when he’s ready to be hand picked up? Thank you and appreciate in advance for any advice !!