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Why Isn’t My Pet Hedgehog More Friendly? Tips on Working with a Shy Hedgehog

Why Isn't My Pet Hedgehog More Friendly - Tips on Working with a Shy Hedgehog

“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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Hedgehog Snuggie Sacks: Behind the Scenes Look

Hedgehog Snuggie Sacks: Behind the Scenes Look

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

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Why Hedgehogs Self-Anoint: Foaming at the Mouth and Licking

Why Hedgehogs Self-Anoint Foaming at the Mouth and Licking

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

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What to Feed Your Pet Hedgehog: Food and Treat Recommendations

What to Feed Your Pet Hedgehog

If you are looking to own a pet hedgehog in the near future, one of the most important aspects of keeping your hedgie healthy will be a proper diet. It is a common question we receive right off the bat…“what do hedgehogs eat?”. Continue reading What to Feed Your Pet Hedgehog: Food and Treat Recommendations

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The Top 5 Reasons Hedgehogs Make Great Pets

The Top 5 Reasons Hedgehogs Make Great Pets

We may be obviously bias, but hedgehogs are one of the best pets you can have! Let’s begin this article by saying that any pet requires your time and responsibility as an owner to be sure they are happy and healthy, including hedgehogs. However, they do not require as much time as a dog or cat, but can provide just as much fun and entertainment. Let’s look at a few of reasons that hedgehogs make great pets: Continue reading The Top 5 Reasons Hedgehogs Make Great Pets

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My Hedgehog Has Mites! How to Keep your Hedgehog Mite-Free

My Hedgehog Has Mites - How to Keep your Hedgehog Mite-Free

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