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Hey everyone!

I just bought a Hedgehog today. Hes 8 months to a year old.

When i had him at the store i had him on a blanket, and i noticed he pooped 2 times while i was holding him, and i'm wondering why hes doing this? Also if it will stop.

Hes Very Shy, i placed a shirt in his hide, my undershirts i wear daily, i'm wondering how long it would take for him to get used to being handled?

And anything else anybody wants to add would be GREATLY appreciated!


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He is probably just really nervous from being in a new home.
I would leave him alone for this week, so he has a chance to settle in before you handle him. Once he is more comfortable in his enviornment, he should be start to come out of his shell.
 

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Congrats!
 

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K, so he woke up just now and came out, i went near him, put my finger in the cage and let him smell me, and then he puffed and went in a ball and went into his hide...
 

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Bump please, i'd really like to get some knowledge, and get some help on getting my hedgehog to get used to me, and be able to handle him daily.


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If you do some reserch, there's loads of info on how to get them to like you, on the internet.
Personally I like hedgehogcentral.com
 

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You cant really get them to stop... He is probably doing it cause he is nervous. When he get used to you, he might stop.
 

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UPDATE!

I woke him up today, aroudn 7 pm, he was pissed off. I put him on my lap fo a bit, and he was huffing alot, i kept on petting him and holding him, and eventually he stopped!

He still huffs at sudden movements, but im glad hes not as afraid of me anymore !

I think he will turn around great. Hes running on his wheel now.
 
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