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Hey guys I had a question about my hedgehog. I don't know if it's more health of general related (hopefully not health) but I figured it could be a health issue. I got my hedgie a month ago today from a breeder. It's been a month and she still hasn't accepted me. It's been a month and she still doesn't eat treats (carrots so far). It's been a month and I've only seen her full face 5 times. It's been a month and she hasn't touched any of the toys I bought for her. I watch her to make sure she eats, and she eats well. She drinks well and she uses her flying saucer ONLY when I'm out of the room. I debated for a while if she was blind because she doesn't play with any of her toys. I've tried everything to get her to accept me without balling up and hissing at me. I built her a play pen and she just balls up until I give up and put her back in her cage. I've given her cardboard tubes from toliet paper and plastic balls with bells in them but she never touches them. Do you think something is wrong with her? Is this normal? She seems healthy physically, her stool is normal she eats a lot and drinks well. What could be wrong with her?
 

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What you are describing is not lethargy, it is just a grumpy, anti social hedgie. Some hedgehogs are very slow to warm up to new owners. Have you tried to putting something with with your scent in the cage?
 

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It sounds like nothings wrong with her, a month is not really that long some hedgehogs need quite a bit of time to warm up to you. My little guy never plays with any of his toys or toilet paper rolls or anything else I try to give him. I have offered him a wide array of treats and he has turned down everything except chicken and mealworms. And I have had him for about 3 months now and he has only just begun to run on his wheel while people are in the room. Baby hedgehogs also sleep a lot so if it seems like he is inactive that is probably why, mine used to curl up and go to sleep in his play pen too the older he gets the more activity I see from him although he is still quite the little napper. I'd say if she is eating well there's nothing to worry about, just keep taking her out to "play" even if she refuses to be anything but a little ball of quills and let her get used to you.
 

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No not yet. I can't think of anything to put in there because she pees on everything. She uses the litter box to poo but she pees on everything.
 

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wear an old t-shirt to bed one night...or sleep with a piece of fleece in your bed...then give it to her in the morning....doesn't matter if she pees on it..just wash it

she sounds like a perfectly normal hedgie to me....
 
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