Handling your Pet Hedgehog

Handling your Pet Hedgehog

You will need to handle your pet hedgehog to remove him from the enclosure to clean it. Your hedgehog also needs time for exercise and socialization. However, your pet’s spines can be quite sharp especially when he is upset or wriggling around. Get your hedgehog accustomed to your presence by sitting by the cage and talking or singing softly to him. Drape your hand into the cage for your hedgehog to explore and try to hand feed him. When you are ready to pick up your hedgehog, act quickly and efficiently. Bring one hand in from the side to scoop him up and use the other hand over the spines to steady him. Try to keep you hand from over the face since that is how predators attack. You can also use a cloth over the spines. Don’t squeeze your pet and put him down to explore. Contact your Sugar Land, TX vet to learn more. Visit their profile for additional information.

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