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I just adopted a new little hedghog. She is still quite young, about 4 months old. I have tried to hold her with out a towel and when I do she pokes me really hard and I start to bleed. Everything I read said that they shouldn't be that sharp they should be rounded. Have I read wrong? Should they be that sharp? Could I be handling her wrong cause I just set her in my hand I don't squeeze or anything. She still is not used to me. I am right now trying to make her trust me. Does anyone have any good ways to make her trust me and not ball up. She really is nice she takes treats out from my hand but I just can't touch her. Please any advice would be great.

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You'll probably also find that you just adjust to the sharp quills and over time you don't notice them. About the only quills that I can feel now are sharp baby quills. Either you get used to the sensation of being poked or maybe the hands just go 'numb.' I also think that you learn how to handle a quill ball so that it doesn't hurt as much. For instance, try to scoop a quill ball up with both hands. Place a hand on each side and gently scoop both hands under at the same time. It helps spread the weight out so that the quills do not poke in as far. Another suggestion is to use the same method as above with a receiving blanket on one side and gently roll the hedgehog into your hands.
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