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Hi! I'm new to hedgies. :)

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We just got our first hedgie on July 25 from Dani(LOL Hedgies) and he is SOOOO sweet! We're totally in love with him! :mrgreen:

He's a beautiful little cinnacot boy that we've named Neeko. :D

Here's a couple pics I've taken so far:

The day after we got him

"Is it safe to come out?"

Such a beautiful boy!

And here are some I took the other day

Poopy feet bath

Drying his tootsies

Sweet little boy(he was a wee upset cause I'd just had to dump him out of his wheel so I could clean it, lol)

I have him in a temporary set-up until I can either get a cage from my friend(she said she has a big one I can have) or I build him a better one. Here are some pics of his current set-up(it's got toys now and a PVC ramp instead of the one in the pic):

He's got a food mix of 50% Friskie's Indoor, 25% Royal canin Indoor Intese Hariball 34, and, temporarily(since he's still growing and, I assume, needs a little extra protein), Purina Kitten Chow, which will be changed to CSKLS(Senior) once he's a little older. He gets treats of mealies, darkling beetles(the mealie beetles), and superworms. He also gets some veggies every once in a while when I let him snack of the veggies from my sugar gliders' dinners, lol.

Hopefully I'm doing everything right. If not, please let me know!

I'll be saving up for the CCS wheel as well. ;) Hopefully I can get it some time in this millennium. :lol:

Oh yeah, I forgot to ask...do you guys have any tips on litterbox training?
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Welcome to HHC! (even though I already know you :lol: )

Your hedgie is very cute.

If you are not already doing so, when you feed the superworms be sure to cut off their heads first because they can bite a hedgie from the inside :eek:

Also, like funkybee said, you will want to close off you ramp so little Neeko doesn't get hurt.

My two love both the mealies and the beetles! I just started a mealie farm and have my first mealies from the adult beetles that I've had for a few weeks. Now that they've had a taste of the good stuff, I don't think they will eat freeze dried meal worms anymore :lol:

Anyways, this is a great forum you've joined with the very best hedgehog advice that can be found. I found it immensely helpful as a new hedgie owner.
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