Hedgie has been on the stinky side lately. He runs a lot at night and his wheel is terribly dirty. He has been getting bathed more frequently to combat the walking in the poopy wheel. We just switch to pine shavings vs the fleece liners we have been using in his cage. It really cuts down on the odor from the wheel because he does a lot more exploring in his cage instead of JUST running on his wheel. He seems happier! With the winter upon us he is up around 7-8pm and not going to sleep until 7-8am! He loves to relocate the wood shavings and make piles and nests.
We don’t have a current weight on Hedgie but he is over a pound for sure!
He is likely his full grown size at this point so we have to watch how many treats he had and that his food is balanced so he doesn’t get fat. A fat hedgehog is NOT a good thing. He needs LOTS of exercise and he gets that for HOURS running on his wheel at night!
Today David was at Lowes and they had all the toy swimming pools on super blowout! He picked this beauty up for around $2!
Hedgie is LOVING having more play area to run around. He still loves to dig and burry himself in the towels or blankets. These are blankets we only use for play so his little toenails don’t get caught in the fibers.
Hedgie is still too pkwy for most of us to hug and snuggle. But he is awesome when he is in his towel.
Self anointing in my hands.
One happy Hedige in his “hedgehog sit-up” position.
Bed time for the kids but wake up time for Hedgie. We can’t wait until the nights get darker earlier so Hedgie is more fun in the evenings and not so grumpy.
Well, I am getting bigger and bigger every day. I am hedgehog! Hear me roar! Or spin in my wheel at night, all night. I love mealworms and cat food. I DO NOT love when the cats try to climb on my cage… I go HUFFY HUFFY HUFFY!
I like to knock the pingpong ball off of the cylinder toy. When I do I get a mealworm!
Today we fed Hedgie Apples. He wasn’t really interested in them but offered up some self anointing for his smelling pleasure.
Playtime trying to find his mealworm!
B is working on hand feeding treats. So far so good.
A play pen solution has kept the pooping hedgehog off the carpets! Hedgie likes to burry himself in the towel, hide in the kleenex box, get his head stuck in the papertowel tube.
He is a fantastic pet and his temperment is getting better each day. Just wish he wouldn’t poo whenever I, Laurie, hold him!
To give his owner more ability to play we have been putting him in the empty bathtub with Hedgie!
Hedgie likes the added exploration time and extra toys he gets to use while supervised.
We have also been playing hide and seek with mealworms and grasshoppers for Hedgie! He has quite an acute sense of smell.
B is also reading to Hedgie. This weeks title “Hedgie Blasts off”. Hope it doesn’t encourage Hedgie to enter the space program!