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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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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

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Why Does My Pet Hedgehog Lick My Hands?

Why Does My Pet Hedgehog Lick My Hands

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. IsĀ it the salt on my skin? Does he need a salt and mineral block?

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