“My hedgehog will not come out of his house, and when I try to pick it up, it stays curled up in a tight prickly ball. Why isn’t my hedgehog more friendly like other hedgies I see on the internet?”
We hear this story often from people who have recently purchased a hedgehog. While we work constantly to ensure our hedgehogs are properly handled and used to being around people, sometimes a hedgehog will need some extra attention and care to get used to its new environment.
Here are some of our recommended tips on how to help your hedgehog become more happy and friendly, and less grumpy and shy.
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Our pet hedgehog sleeping / snuggle sacks that we have for sale here at Hedgehog City are one of our most popular products…and with good reason! Not only do the snuggle sacks make it an easy way for new owners to bond with their hedgehog, but each hedgehog snuggie sack is created and hand-made by one of Riddle’s Hedgehogs own team members, Mildred Riddle (mother-in-law to Riddle’s Hedgehogs Owner, Christie Riddle).
Millie takes time into selecting various patterns to create and sew a variety of hedgehog snuggle sacks. Each sack is reversible and made of high quality durable fleece that is easily cleaned.
We decided to pay Millie a visit and ask her a few quick questions about her love of sewing and how she creates each hedgehog snuggie sack. Continue reading Hedgehog Snuggie Sacks: Behind the Scenes Look
If you have a pet hedgehog then you may have encountered this scenario before. Your hedgehog is going about its business walking around and exploring the area, when suddenly it stops. It then contorts its body into an awkward position, foams at the mouth, and then proceeds to lick and spread the foam onto the back of its body.
No your hedgehog does not have rabies and it is definitely not having a seizure! What you are seeing is the hedgehog behavior process known as self-anointing. Continue reading Why Hedgehogs Self-Anoint: Foaming at the Mouth and Licking
We have covered before how great hedgehogs are as pets and how low maintenance they are to care for. However one of the most important aspects of hedgehog care is keeping them in a warm environment. If a hedgehog is not given a warm area to sleep and spend most of its time, it can become chilly, go into hibernation, and eventually die.
The good news is that keeping your hedgehog warm is easily done with a very affordable heating pad! Continue reading Keeping Your Hedgehog Warm: Preventing Your Hedgehog from Hibernating
The day is finally here! You have been waiting months to pick up your new pet hedgehog and bring it home. While this can be a super exciting time for you, it can be quite the opposite for your hedgehog. At first your hedgehog will be nervous and need to take some time to get used to not only its new home, but you as well. That is where the snuggle sack
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Pet hedgehogs can be prone to mite infestation if not treated properly. If your hedgehog starts losing patches of quills, is noticeably itching, has dry flaky skin, and is biting at parts of its body mites are probably to blame. The good news is that mites on hedgehogs are easily preventable and treatable. Continue reading My Hedgehog Has Mites! How to Keep your Hedgehog Mite-Free
We recently received this question from a new hedgehog owner:
“My little new 1 and 1/2 year old hedgie licks on my hands every time we are socializing with him. Is it the salt on my skin? Does he need a salt and mineral block?
Continue reading Why Does My Pet Hedgehog Lick My Hands?
Hedgehogs are naturally pretty clean animals, but at times your pet hedgehog may get dirty. Here are some tips on how to safely give your hedgehog a nice bath.
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