Another baby picture of Kiwi, taken by her breeder. I love how big her paws are, and her face is so cute!

Another baby picture of Kiwi, taken by her breeder. I love how big her paws are, and her face is so cute!

posted 9 hours ago with 93 notes

This is a picture of Kiwi when she was about 4/5 weeks old, taken by her breeder. Isn’t she adorable?

This is a picture of Kiwi when she was about 4/5 weeks old, taken by her breeder. Isn’t she adorable?

posted 1 week ago with 142 notes

Anonymous asked: "i think you are really pretty and i really like your blog x"

:$ Thank you, that’s so very sweet! Hugs to you from me and Kiwi dear anon <3

posted 1 week ago with 2 notes
#ask

wastedandready asked: "hey there, im wondering if you could give me some advice. i recently picked up an adorable 7 werk old hedggie but i worries his cage isnt warm enough. is there a system you could reccomend?"

Hey! You’re right that it is very important that a hedgehogs cage is warm enough. They need a temperature of about 73-78F/23-25C to live healthy. You can use a space heater to heat the whole room, for example. But in my opinion, the best option is a ceramic heat emitter (CHE). It is a flat bulb that only produces heat, no light (This is important, because hedgehogs need it to be dark at night). You screw it into a light fixture, preferably a large one, about a diameter of 12”/30cm, so that the heat spreads through the whole cage. Last but definitely not least, you need a thermostat to plug the lamp into. You can put your settings into this thermostat, so it keeps the temperature constant and doesn’t overheat the cage, which can be very dangerous. If the temperature gets to low in the cage, the thermostat notices it and turns on the lamp, until the desired temperature is reached again. I use a CHE setup, and it works amazingly! Please don’t use a heating pad as your only heat source, as it quickly overheats (possibly injuring your hedgehog), and it only heats one spot on the bottom of the cage. Hedgehogs need the air in the whole cage to be warm, not just the bottom of it. It can be used as an additional heating source though, if it’s temperature can be regulated.

I hope this helps you!

posted 1 week ago with 5 notes

Anonymous asked: "Hello Susan! I am getting a hedgehog very soon and was just wondering, do you have any tips or tricks on how to quickly and easily get a hedgehog settled into his new home and with his new family? Thanks!!"

Hello Anon! You can check out my F.A.Q. for tips on binding with your hedgehog :) If you take your hedgehog home, (s)he will have to get used to his/her new environment and cage. Don’t handle your hedgie to much on the first day, because the move can be stressful. After that, you can handle your hedgehog for about half an hour a day (or longer), so that they get used to you. I hope this helps, I hope you and your hedgehog will have a great time together!

posted 1 week ago with 2 notes

Kiwi is such a fluffy cutie :)

Kiwi is such a fluffy cutie :)

posted 1 month ago with 73 notes

Anonymous asked: "Hey, two things. First, how do you trim a hedgehogs nails and properly give her a bath and foot bath? Secondly, is it okay to pet a hedgehog from front to back on her quills? When I show her to people, they want to do that and she only flinches sometimes but never raises her quills so I'm not sure."

Hey! Clipping a hedgehogs nails can be difficult. I afraid I’m not of much help: Kiwi lets me clip her nails and doesn’t throw a fit :) You can try to keep the hedgehog close to you with the hand that you hold the clipper with, and use the other hand to hold the paw. If this doesn’t work, you can also try to clip the nails while the hedgehog is in a bath. You can find bathing time tips in my faq.

It’s perfectly fine to pet a hedgehog from front to back! Some hedgehogs really like to get petted. If she (your hedgehog) doesn’t raise her quills, she probably doesn’t mind at all. Just don’t stroke a hedgehog from back to front, they don’t like that, and you could even hurt yourself: the quills are quite sharp at the tips :)

I hope this is useful for you! ^-^

posted 1 month ago with 8 notes

Let&#8217;s take a cute picture Kiwi!
&#8230;Wait&#8230; What are you doing?
Kiwi, I said cute, not terrifying! Oh well&#8230;

Let’s take a cute picture Kiwi!

…Wait… What are you doing?

Kiwi, I said cute, not terrifying! Oh well…

posted 1 month ago with 135 notes

chckn-tndrs:

MY HEDGEHOG LOOKS LIKE A PIG fyi

A beautiful and adorable pig, that is :)

chckn-tndrs:

MY HEDGEHOG LOOKS LIKE A PIG fyi

A beautiful and adorable pig, that is :)


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Kiwi has the cutest nose :)

Sniffsniffsniff…

Kiwi has the cutest nose :)

posted 1 month ago with 244 notes