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  1. SilverHedgie

    Same Room?

    Hello all. I was cheering myself up earlier by looking at hedgie pictures and a thought struck me - can you house a male hedgehog and a female hedgehog in the same room? I know that the same cage is a bad idea, but what about in separate cages in the same room? Not an overly urgent question...
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    One door closes; Another opens

    You may be aware that my baby and first hedgie, Watson, passed away just recently. While I miss him terribly, I believe it was a good thing as it allowed a little girl to find a new home. 1 year old Harriet Marmalade was in need of rehoming as her previous mommy didn't feel she could give her...
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    Good Night, My Sweet Prince

    Hi everyone. This is just a notice and a thank you. Tonight my baby boy, Jawn Watson, died. I thank god that he went in his sleep and that he didn't suffer. Still, it came as a shock to me. I didn't even have him a full year, and while I was his fourth home and he was at least 3 years old, I...
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    Worried about my little boy... He's wobbling

    I feel like a really bad hedgie owner because I noticed about a month ago that my little Watson had a bit of a wobble to his walk. I did all the research I could and nothing really turn up, apart from WHS and maybe an ear infection. At the time, it didn't seem like something I should be to...
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    One Month Mark

    On the 23 of October, I adopted my first hedgehog, Watson. It's been quite the adventure, but I must say that it's been a really enjoyable one. First, I just want to tell you something about myself. I never thought I would own a pet. Don't get me wrong, I love animals, but I never thought I...
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    Quill Question

    Nothing urgent, but I was just wondering - What is a normal mount of quills for a hedgie to lose, say, in a one month period? I know it's normal to lose some quills, I'm just curious what is considered average. Thanks!
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    Sleeping Patterns?

    I've noticed with Watson that he isn't strictly nocturnal. He seems to be awake for a few hours, then asleep for a few hours, the repeat. I've caught him a wake at all hours of the day and night. However, i have noticed he has a pattern (ex. He's awake at 5pm, goes back to sleep at 7, wakes up...
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    Changing Wheels

    Hi everyone. Watson's old wheel sustained some damage (it still works but it could cause some harm to him but I've taped it up for now) so I bought him a new one. It's completely different from his old wheel and I'm worried he won't want to use it. Are my fears completely un based or is this a...
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    Play Time?

    Hi Everyone! So I was wondering what you all do for play time with your hedgies? I'm looking for some ideas to try with Watson as he seems to only really enjoy hiding under a blanket during play time. Thanks in advance!
  10. SilverHedgie

    My New Boy!

    Hi everyone! I would like you to meet Watson. Watson is about 2 years old (I'm his third mommy) and is very friendly! He wasn't to happy about being woken up at first, but after a minute he was up and exploring! I already love him to bits!
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    Best bedding?

    Looking at getting a hedgie and just curious what you recommend as a bedding? I've read about fleece, carefresh and even aspen shavings, but I want to know from those who actually use them what works best. Thanks for the help!
  12. SilverHedgie

    Boy or Girl?

    Ok, so I'm thinking of getting a hedgehog. As a first time hedgehog owner my question is, should I get a male or a female? Is there any difference? Anything I should be aware of from one gender or the other? Any help is much apperciate! :)
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    Hi there! I'm really interested in getting a hedgehog. I joined this forum to learn more about them so that I know exactly what I'm getting into before I decide to buy one. Any tips you can give me would be much appreciated! I've wanted a hedgehog since I was a little girl, when my aunt and...