We offer Life Time Hedgie Support for all hedgehogs we sell!
If you have a question or problem, please feel free to contact us for help.. We never want you to have a question go unanswered or a problem to go unsolved!!!
We will ALWAYS take hedgehogs back if you can no longer care for them. We will help find them a forever home. Please do not take to a pet store!!!
The first few hours I think is great to break in both the hedgehog and it's new owner to each other.. After that the first few weeks are important too! It is critical that you spend as much time as you can bonding with your new pet in these first weeks together. It will make for a stronger life bond! Remember hedgehogs are nocturnal so we can't keep them up ALL day. Early morning and evening are good times to play with them.
It's very important to not be afraid of your hedgehog! The hedgehog may need to be a little grumpy when first waking up. Give him or her a few minutes to get going. I like to take away the igloo so they wake up and use the litter box before I scoop them out of their cage!
The more time you can spend with your hedgehog the better. Once you have a nice hedgehog it is very hard for it to become mean! Some hedgehogs have a worse start than others, for example the "hissing ball" at the pet store. You are usually better off with a home raised hedgehog.. Though I believe all hedgehogs can be nice! I hate to hear that that's ever the reason someone gives up on their pet. Any hedgehog, even a mean one can be made nice.. Just give it a little more of your time. A little patience goes a long way!!!