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Hi I have a 1 year old hedgehog named Milo and about a month ago he was suddenly very aggressive and jumpy?!
Before he was such a curious guy the loved mealworms and pets now he refuses mealworms curls up when I try and pet him and just sits in one spot when I take him out…..any help is appreciated.
(P.s not whs made sure of it)
 

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Is he eating and drinking alright? That’s a big sign that there might be a problem. Can you think of anything that changed and could have caused the difference in their behavior?
 

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Is he eating and drinking alright? That’s a big sign that there might be a problem. Can you think of anything that changed and could have caused the difference in their behavior?
Yes he is eating and drinking fine and as I said he is active at night. But there is one thing which is I stopped letting him play outside because it’s too cold now….could he possibly just be bored?
 

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Well I can give you some enrichment things that you could try to see if they work. For inside their cage, if you don’t have something like this already, you could put a dig box in, I use bedding and Pom Poms but you can use fleece rocks and other things. I got Remi a snuffle mat and she seemed to like that, you could probably find one in a pet store or online. Another thing is a fleece forest, hard to explain but you can look it up, it’s a piece of fleece that you cut at the bottom and draw it like a curtain for 5hem to walk through. Also maybe you could change the toy options to see if the like any of that. For outside your cage, you can hog proof a room and let them run around and explore. I use card board to block off spaces. When I let her out I usually put some extra toys that don’t go into her enclosure. She likes to attack empty shoes and hide under hats, I also have a long pipe that doesn’t fit comfortably in her cage. New foods sounds and smells are also good enrichment. Play some music for them or introduce new safe foods to them! There’s a bunch of enrichment threads on here if you look I bet you could find some more stuff! I hope this helped and their behavior gets better!
 

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Hi, just wanted to let you know Milo (my hedgehog) had an absolutely blast with all of your suggestions it’s the first time his quills were down and he moved more than 5 feet in a week when I took him out. Thank you so much for helping me I don’t know what I would have done!
 
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