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Hello

I have stumbled onto here in my online ramblings and was amazed by all the info. I have a large Long Eared Hedgehog called Hercules and he has quite a personality. He can't stand men and hisses, huffs, puffs and general dislikes me. My wife on the other hand is a favoured friend and he will take food from her quite happily and he sits for hours while my two year old chats, sings and harassess him.

I brought him from a petshop which gets all kinds of strange critters in, where he had been sat for a year and a half apparently, they said if he had stayed there much longer he'd have been made a store pet. I thought his cage was empty and I was looking at the Jerboas next to it when I spotted his little face poking out of his house and grabbed a staff member. I put the deposit down and checked out what hedgies needed. They gave me a sheet of "instructions" but a quick google and asking some questions with the right people got me thinking most of them were pretty off. They were feeding him vast numbers of mealworms and those dead pink mice you give snakes, he is much happier on hog food.

I know alot of people on here have the small hedgies but I wondered if anyone else has one of the Long Eared ones?

Edit: Some Pictures :D


 

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Hi & welcome!

i have seen a couple photos pop up with long eared hedgies on here so I'm pretty sure there's some owners. They are cute!
 

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He is beautiful.

Pammie on here lives in the UK and has a long eared.
 

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I just saw your pictures.....what utter cuteness!

~Katie
 

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The first one was taken a few weeks ago through the glass of his house by my wife, If I tried to do that he would put his front bristles up between his ears and shnuffle at me.

The second one was taken a couple of years ago. He has gone quite grey round the nose now, the shop said they had him for a year and a half and I've had him for almost four so he is getting on a bit. Still runs enough to break a wheel every 6 months or so :D

Quite possibly the cutest thing about him is when he curls up because his ears actually roll up like little roller blinds and tuck in. Very adorable!

 

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I would give my right arm to see a video of the "roller blind ears" bit you said they do..

I think your boy is absolutely handsome! :D
 

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How adorable! Welcome. :D

Ashley (username rivoli something something... there are 3 #s after it) has a LEH named Henry. She doesn't post much, I'll let her know someone else here has one. :)
 

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Absolutely adorable, the ears always remind me of a bat. I like bats. Thank you for the pictures! Welcome to the forum.
 

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These are from a quick reel of pictures we took just after we got him on 06. After a year and a half of minor handling in the petshop he is not very "tame" and doesn't tolerate much handling. I did try and give him a bath when I first got him because the shop recommended it. He was most unamused!











 

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Oh my god those last pics are adorble! :D I didn't realise they were so big though?!

Im Uk based but afraid i don't have long eared, though after those pics i would certainly love one. x
 

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I've got a few more, stills taken from a video. I put the camera on and left it in his cage. He got very curious and tried to break it open with his paws.





He uses those legs to run all night in his wheel, he has a big rabbit/guinea pig branded wheel but he wears the plastic out and after a few months they just break. When he isn't running he has various balls and tubes he likes to kick around. He had one of those treat balls you fill with food and the food falls out gradually as they play, but he ripped it open, he is very strong. If he is having a bad day and is in a sulky mood he will pick up his ceramic foodbowl and throw that too which makes a really loud bang, perfect at 3am!
 
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