Growing Up

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!


More Self Anointing

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!

Hedgehog playtime stimulation

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!

Feeling Better

We bought a heating mat for under Hedgie’s cage. Our house temp is around 78F during the day but with Breighton’s door closed at night his room drops to 70-72. To ensure Hedgie is comfy he has some added warmth.

Hedgie has had loose stool for a few days. It corrosponds with switching from low grade kibble to a higher grade Wellness formula. He refused to eat the old kibble pnce the new was introduced. He is eating and gaining weight still. In fact he is just shy of 12 ounces! Wow… hedgehogs grow quickly! He is drinking plenty of water and seems to be acting himself. We are waiting it out and hoping this is just from the new food.

Today we gave him a warm bath to clean him up a bit. He poops when he runs in his wheel and that leaves quite a mess when he is looser than usual.

Hedgie looks sad here but he is wet from his bath and snuggling in the towel.

All dry and ready to run, and poop, around.