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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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So when it comes to hand feeding...what about off a small plastic spoon? Is that okay to feed him treats off of that, or is that still too close to the hand and there might me wrong association?
Its the little spoon that came with the freeze dried crickets. He has only to see the spoon and he goes crazy!

My guy is a little sharp and prickly. Its tricky getting my fingers under his belly to lift him out safely but once my fingers are on his belly, he relaxes and and its business as usual. Only once did I hit a quill just right to draw blood. But I have really soft hands. I'm sure they'll toughen' up over the next months.
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