Pick me up please! 
(Picture by Kyra)

Pick me up please! 

(Picture by Kyra)

posted 8 hours ago with 50 notes

Anonymous asked: "You mentioned in your care post that heating mats are unsuitable for hedgehogs, but this isn't a true statement. K&H makes a small animal heating pad that goes underneath the cage (usually under their sleeping area) and regulates the temperature. It's designed for small creatures and turns itself on/off. I use one and it's wonderful. You just have to make sure you're using the right kind of heating pad so they don't get too hot. This one is perfect."

Heating mats are okay for additional heat, but as the only heat source it is not recommended. Hedgehogs need the air to be warm, not just the bottom of the cage. I understand that some heating pads may be safe, but not all of them are. They can easily become too hot, which can be dangerous for the hedgehog. There is nothing wrong with heating mats if you use a safe one with regulated temperature as an additional heating source, but I personally don’t want to recommend them to other people as an only heating source (if it isn’t regulated especially). I hope you can understand my opinion :)

posted 9 hours ago with 3 notes

So, this was the little hedgehog that stirred up a mountain of trouble for me yesterday. Seven week old Sumi not only has a biting habit (that REALLY needs broken), but he’s also a mountain climber and an escape artist! This guy’s proving to be a handful, LMAO
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He’s very cute!

So, this was the little hedgehog that stirred up a mountain of trouble for me yesterday. Seven week old Sumi not only has a biting habit (that REALLY needs broken), but he’s also a mountain climber and an escape artist! This guy’s proving to be a handful, LMAO

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He’s very cute!

posted 10 hours ago with 19 notes

Anonymous asked: "How do you keep your house cold in the summer but still warm for your hedgehog?"

You can use a fan in the hedgehogs room if it gets too hot, as long as it doesn’t point directly at the cage. You can also give your hedgehog a ceramic tile to lay on to cool down. Personally, I just try to keep my room as cool as possible. If Kiwi’s cage gets too cold for her, her heating lamp turns on automatically, but so far my room doesn’t even get cool enough for that (it’s the attic, all the heat goes up there). When my room gets too hot for Kiwi, I move her too a different room where it is cooler. If it gets really too hot for your hedgehog, you can also put a pack of ice on top of the cage, because the cold air will sink down. You just need to keep a close eye on the temperature in the cage. I hope this helps!

posted 10 hours ago with 2 notes

sonictheonlyhedgehog asked: "Hi! Lost hedgehog girl here again! I would have told you earlier but class got in the way... we found Sumi! He was hiding in a low cabinet that had gotten left open, and a friend of mine found him when she heard huffing from under my sink. Thank you for your earlier advice, though; it helped keep me calm and rational a lot. I hope you and Kiwi have happy times together always!"

I’m very glad you found him, and I’m very glad I could help you, because it must have been very scary! I hope you and Sumi have a great time together too :)

posted 10 hours ago with 2 notes

Anonymous asked: "When I let my hedgehog sleep in my lap I usually sit crisscross and she likes to climb up my arms to my boobs to my shoulders and just chill there! She either really likes the scent of my shampoo or my deodorant because she's always somewhere near my armpit or hair!"

Aww that’s so cute! Sounds like she loves to cuddle with you :)

posted 11 hours ago with 8 notes

Anonymous asked: "Why turn up the heat for a lost hedgehog?"

If it is cold, he will probably stay still in one place, making it harder to find him. If it is very cold, he might even try to hibernate, so you don’t wan’t that to happen :) If you turn up the heat, he will probably be more active, so he might walk around increasing the change that you find him soon :) I hope this help you!

posted 1 day ago with 10 notes

The last few days have been very hot here. Kiwi doesn’t seem to be bothered too much by it, and I make sure she doesn’t get too hot. This picture was taken a while ago on a hot day, and that time, Kiwi was bothered a bit and decided to splat on the cool stairs, which resulted in this photo. Picture by Kyra.

The last few days have been very hot here. Kiwi doesn’t seem to be bothered too much by it, and I make sure she doesn’t get too hot. This picture was taken a while ago on a hot day, and that time, Kiwi was bothered a bit and decided to splat on the cool stairs, which resulted in this photo. Picture by Kyra.

posted 2 days ago with 88 notes

"When a hedgehog looks into your eyes, you can see into the warm depths of her gentle, gentle soul" ~This amazing video :P
(Forgot to add: picture is by Kyra)

"When a hedgehog looks into your eyes, you can see into the warm depths of her gentle, gentle soul" ~This amazing video :P

(Forgot to add: picture is by Kyra)

posted 4 days ago with 101 notes

Yum, that tastes good!
(Kiwi moves her tongue really fast, don’t you think?)

Yum, that tastes good!

(Kiwi moves her tongue really fast, don’t you think?)

posted 5 days ago with 162 notes