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Hello, my name is Vinny. I have owned a hedgie for about a year now (his name is Slim, because hes a little fatty). He is a male, not very outgoing and mostly likes to keep to himself. He has never bitten me in the year that I have had him at all, and we bond pretty well. He just always seems mad all the time. I just recently got a baby hedgie named Sophie, and she is amazing. She is so playful and curious, and we have bonded greatly since I have had her, and I have only had her for about a week now. One night she was playing on my bed while me and my girlfriend were watching a movie, and she went under the covers. All of a sudden, my girlfriend tells me Sophie starts nibbling on her toes (not hard). Then, she walks over to my feet, smells them a bunch, and starts chompin' my toes! Not just one little bite and let go, it looked like she was eating a mealworm! Can anyone explain if I am doing anything wrong, of if this is normal for a hedgehog in a new environment. I don't want my little girl growing up being a biter! I noticed she hasn't been eating a lot lately, and have been thinking that might be the cause. Sometimes she will bite my girlfriends fingers, but if she smells a toe, she is going for it! (Yes, we are very clean and wash our feet. lol.)
 

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I just noticed that when she is playing around, she bites my clothes that are laying on the floor. She just ran up to my foot while I was typing this and started chewing on my sock. I have never disciplined her, I know their brains do not work like ours. How do I get her to learn to stop? Help, please! :)
 

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Some hedgehogs are very oral and like to chew on things, our smelly clothing especially. Give her something she's allowed to chew on, such as an old t-shirt or a hedgie safe cloth. She doesn't sound like a biter, but rather wants to chew. :)
 
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