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I saw many pictures of with people holding their hedgehog on the back, all rolled-up


is there any "good" ways to do so? I've tried to gently put Liam upside down by switching my hands position while scooping him. he is very resistant to it tho

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That the way I do it I just gently turn them over.

If they will stayed balled up.


One of my girls, if I turn her over on her back she will squirm for a minute and then just lay there, with her feet sticking up in the air! Makes for easy nail trimming! :D
 

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sounds like you're doing it right. Some hedgehogs will just ball and hiss and pop for a while and others will come right out and squirm around.

When I turn Quigly on his back he's usually open enough that I can see his nose but nothing else. If gently stroke up his nose from the tip to the quills he opens slowly and eventually squirms to get down.
 

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Some hedgehogs are ok being on their backs, others hate it and will squirm and wiggle. Widget does the hedgie scream of death if I hold him on his back for more than 10 seconds. He wiggles and when that doesn't work, he screams just so I know he'es serious. :lol:
 

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That is one serious minded hedgie Nancy. Can you let us see a picture of this little one? You always have such great stories-I would love to see the little one that goes with this one!!!
 

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Widget is on my hedgie family page. http://www.freewebs.com/thehedgieden/ourhedgiefamily.htm He all the way from BC and is one of Bryan's babies. Widge is just a suck. He used to squeak and squeal when put on his back. Now he screams. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the quieter sounds. :lol: I tend not to do it to him very often because I know it upsets him.
 
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