My hedgie has only slid off his once or twice, and it was because he got too excited and overran the wheel. I just made sure there were a couple of layers of fleece at the bottom for a landing pad, just in case. He never acted afraid of it. After he got the hang of it he hasn't had any problems. He's on it half the night now.hedgiesrule said:i think that a hedgie might slide off it...and then be scared to get back on. :?