Balling Up

Balling Up

First Line of Defense When a hedgehog senses danger, or is uncertain about something in its environment, its first line of defense is to ball up.  The orbicularis muscle, which runs around the edge of its body, makes this classic hedgehog trait possible. To ball up, a... Read More
Basic Handling

Basic Handling

  Introduction Hedgehogs are wonderful little creatures that have unique habits and personalities. Their response to you will depend on how you handle them and how you respond to their needs. You will need to learn to respond to your hedgehog’s subtle way of... Read More
Bonding With Your Hedgehog

Bonding With Your Hedgehog

Introduction Bonding with your hedgehog helps to create an attachment between you and your pet. The more the attachment develops between you and your hedgehog, the more you will grow to love and enjoy your pet. Some hedgehogs will bond to their owners for life (HHC).... Read More
Burrowing

Burrowing

Natural Instinct Hedgehogs sleep during the day in any dark places that they can find. In the wild, they may hide from other animals in vacated burrows, under rocks, or in thick vegetation.  They typically dig their own shallow burrows under some form of cover. They... Read More
Explore Mode

Explore Mode

In the wild, hedgehogs are always exploring their surroundings for food and shelter. Pet hedgehogs are shy and tend to take some time to uncurl and explore their surroundings. Sudden movements and noises tend to startle them and make them curl into a ball. When your... Read More
Hedgehogs On The Loose

Hedgehogs On The Loose

Hide and Seek Video.:  Escape Masters Hedgies love to play hide and seek. They will hide for hours or even days and probably don’t even care if you don’t notice they are hiding. Only allow your hedgehogs to play in “hedgie safe” areas so that... Read More
Petting Your Hedgehog

Petting Your Hedgehog

Petting Basics Even though hedgehogs are “pets” they may not automatically enjoy being petted.  You must first earn your hedgehog’s trust so that it can relax and enjoy your touch, rather than fear your touch as potential harm. It is o.k. to begin to attempt to pet... Read More
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