Hi there. So I just got my hedgie a week ago. Unfortunately he/she is from a pet store because of my location there are no breeders around here. (I am assuming he is a he from reference from the pet store, but have been unable to confirm yet) At first I thought I had a bit of a tempermental hedgie because he would not allow any sort of movement and if there was he would pop and hiss. Named him Twitch for that reason! I got him settled into a much better environment and I feel we have made progress, he no longer pops when I go to pick him up and he will unroll from his ball within a few seconds now, before was not even an option. This morning however he bit me. After reading some of the forums I am going to assume that perhaps he was tasting my fingers because he licked first, is this a correct assumption, or could it still be his temperment. It was not a nice bite either, he bit and then tore almost, I bled instantly. Again after reading some forums I have learnt that I should not have put him back into his cage as quickly as I did so I will work on more socializing. I was also told by the pet store that he had been there a few months, and they did not give me an exact age so I am assuming he could be from 4-6 months old but he could also be as old as 8 months maybe. I did notice that he had a quill in his water bowl the other day, and that one or two of his quills that look longer may actually be two quills, one still just hasn't let go yet. Is this a sign that he may still be quilling or on the tail end of quilling. Perhaps this is a cause to his mood??? I apologize if these are redundant questions but the quills I feel are in such a small amount, I'm unsure if that is a reasonable conclusion. Thanks in advance for any help!