How to Encourage a Hedgehog to Relea...

Oct 11, 2013 by

Keep in mind that hedgehogs are natural hunters.  Their instinct is to hold on until what they have bitten is still.  Do not attempt to shake off your hedgehog (or other small critters). Regardless of your behavior modification...

Introduction to Biting Articles

Jun 24, 2013 by

Introduction Most hedgehogs do not bite. But, any animal with teeth has the potential to bite, so hedgehog owners must understand the possibility of getting bitten is always present. Hedgehogs aren’t like dogs, whose bites are...

Non-human Biting

May 21, 2013 by

Hedgehogs Biting Each Other If you have more than one hedgehog and when they are together you notice them biting each other’s quills, this may be a pre-cursor to anointing or a fight. Often, hedgehogs will chew on each other’s quills...

Chewing

May 21, 2013 by

The Need To Chew Hedgehogs are not rodents, so their teeth do not continue to grow throughout their life. They do not need to wear down their teeth by chewing or gnawing. Hedgehogs are not destructive and do not destroy their...

Handling After A Bite

May 21, 2013 by

Overview Don’t be discouraged and don’t attempt to punish your hedgehog. The most important thing to do is to NOT give up or to quit handling your hedgehog. This is often easier said than done, but there are some things you can do to...

What To Do If Biting Occurs

May 21, 2013 by

What to Do If You are Bitten Don’t Panic. Most are just tiny little “nips” that feel like pinches, and there is not much to be done other than to try to figure out why you were bitten and how to prevent it in the future. Review our...

Ways To Help Prevent & Discoura...

May 21, 2013 by

There are several ways to prevent biting. This knowledge will help prevent any chances of your hedgehog biting. Hand Washing Always wash your hands and rinse them well before handling your hedgehog. Some soap may smell nice to your...

Reasons Why Hedgehogs May Bite

May 21, 2013 by

Scent & Taste Hedgehogs are very scent oriented and use their sense of smell to search out food. Sometimes you might smell good enough to eat!  If you smell good, and taste good through licking… watch out! Sometimes hedgehogs...