This is not really a question, just a plead for support. I am a new owner of a baby hedgie. Super cute. I just feel like the bonding keeps getting further and further away instead of making us closer. Every time I pick up Indiana Jones (I hope he is a boy, or I will have to change his name.) he just squirms constantly and doesn't relax. If I hold him too long he will bite me. (Not hard just a little nibble, but this is definitely not a habit I want him to pick up.) I have even tried putting him in my soft beanie hat, which makes the perfect size pouch, and he just freaks out, squirming and trying his hardest to get away. Should I hold him for an hour as he freaks, or am I better just picking him up and then putting him down multiple times so he gets use to me? The more I hold him the more scared he seems to be of me. I have even tried offering him a meal worm and he just hisses at me and throws his quills up. I also have my t-shirt in his cage that I wore for 3 days to get my smell on it good and he just stays as far away from it as he can. Also, I think he may be quilling. Do they scratch a lot when they quill? I noticed he was scratching and a few quills were flying as he did so. It is hard being a new mommy, I keep reading and researching and my head is just spinning. I just want to make sure I am doing the right things by him so he can be happy.
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