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So i have just noticed lately while im holding harlow that she will lay still and twitch, and make some sort of sound.. Is that them coughing? I suspect a URI... or is there something seriously wrong? Everything else seems fine, Shes a good weight, eyes are clear, eats normally and drinks normally, runs on her wheel every night.. Hasnt been a drastic change in temperature or anything..

We belive (Since we bought her from a pet shop a few months ago) That she is about 6 months old..maybe a bit more.
 

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I've read about hedgehogs twitching somewhere around here. Dewey twitches sometimes for no apparent reason as well. I believe someone said that their hedgehog might be masturbating (haha), but I don't really remember. I think someone else said that it might just be a hedgehog thang. Hahaha.

I hope that helps in some way...
 

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Almost all of mine do that twitchy thing, too. I thought I read somewhere that they do it when they are content and relaxing, but I don't remember where I read that. It's probably nothing to worry about, but I'm no expert!
 

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Maisy twitches too. Its almost always while shes snuggled up and happy. Maybe shes dreaming? :) I know dogs twitch in their sleep!
 

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My female hogs do this twitching with a subtle sound too. It concerned me at first because I thought maybe it was like a "heaving" or something of the sort, but when I would put my hand gently on their back end, they would stop immediately (and not from being startled as I was not met with raised quills or huffing). I don't know if this is them being content exactly, but it does seem to happen when they have settled in one spot on my tummy or lap - so it is a good hypothesis.

The masturbation side of twitching with my male is more of a "butt-wag" rather than a twitch. Males seems to contort their bodies and such when doing their "thing".

*edited for error in misspelling of word
 

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Mine does it too. :D When I first got her, it freaked me out because I thought she was having convulsions under her blanket. Then I'd lift it up and she just looked at me like "yea, what? nothing to see here." So now I just ignore it. She does it most when she's kind of getting snuggled under a blanket and does it a little less than she did as a baby.
 
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