Can anyone tell me at what age does a Hedgehog start using a wheel? My Hedge sleeps all day and I think most of the night, now 7 weeks old. Are there Hedgehog that don't use a wheel? Can A hedgehog get a long with out one?
Your hedgehog needs a wheel NOW. They get bored easily, and there are MANY horror stories on how hedgies run around rubbing their noses RAW on the sides on their cages because they have nothing else better to do. My hedgehog had a wheel the night I brought him home. He's used it nightly since, and I got him at 7 weeks.
Yes, there have been known instances of hedgehogs who do not use wheels, but it is rare.
Again, unless their cage is full of toys, almost all hedgehogs need a wheel. Between keeping fit and keeping entertained, they NEED wheels.
They need hedgehog SAFE wheel(flat running surface, no holes/cracks/metal/bar).