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I'll echo Nikki. The jumpiness typically indicates irritation or pain. I've seen this before with a deep inner ear mite infestation. But I also had one do this from pain caused by an infection in her mouth.

Other thoughts I have seen hedgehogs behave that way from something that was on them, like an 'unscented' lanolin/vaseline, or even a lotion that was on their owner's hands when they touched the hedgehog. While it was unscented it drove the hedgehog 'crazy' until it was cleaned off.
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