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weird anxiety...

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I just got my hedgie yesterday morning. She's been so good, not really afraid at all and very friendly. She escaped her cage twice last night, and I ended up staying awake all night :| My room's very warm and I had the lights on for her from 7 till 8:30 but I still feel like she's going to try to hibernate. I think I'm just being paranoid, but it's really stressing me out. I'm afraid I'm going to do something wrong and end up hurting/killing her. I've had that whole weird anxiety stomach knot all day and I really just want to cry. What the heck?! Why am I being so weird right now? Has this happened to anyone else? Sorry for the random rant, I just don't like feeling this way :(
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lots of people fell like this when they get a new pet. Especially something sort of strange and different. You can also get those anxiety knots from excitement. Fear, love, anticipation all have the same physiological reaction so just take a deep breath and try to do something calming. You're definitely not alone in the worried hedgehog parent department. Read all the stickies in all the sections on this site and do your best. I'm sure everything will be fine.
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