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a-gentlemens-hedgehog:

First bath, and he enjoyed it. Can’t believe no one was put down a deposit on him yet.

He looks so surprised in the last picture haha

((I couldn’t resist showing you a photo of my Sister’s “Asgardian” hedgie, Thor! He’s a bit sleepy in this photo, but he’s a gorgeous big strong hedgie! Gotta love Norse mythology names! I do so adore your blog, seeing your hedgies on my dash always makes my day! :D))
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What a cute grumpy face! And nice name too. Glad you like the blog!

((I couldn’t resist showing you a photo of my Sister’s “Asgardian” hedgie, Thor! He’s a bit sleepy in this photo, but he’s a gorgeous big strong hedgie! Gotta love Norse mythology names! I do so adore your blog, seeing your hedgies on my dash always makes my day! :D))

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What a cute grumpy face! And nice name too. Glad you like the blog!

Anonymous sent: Do hedgehogs make any sounds?

Yes they do. They can huff, click and growl which they do when they put their quills up (to scare predators). But they can also make ‘happy sounds’ like a soft clicking/chirping sound, and something that sounds like they’re smacking their lips. They can purr like a cat when they are content. Males ‘sing’ to females with chirping noises.
They can scream when they are in pain or terrified (rare), and even snore while they’re sleeping. Some hedgehogs are very vocal while others rarely make a sound.

A video of Iðunn, from two days ago. She’s getting a bit better at walking every day!

I’ll probably be less active on here for the next two weeks since I’m ‘house-sitting’ someone’s house (it’s actually a really big boat). I’ll be going back home everyday to give the animals their food and water (my home is on the way between the boat and my work) but I can’t spend that much time with them. I’ll try to take some pictures though!

Anonymous sent: Im not sure what I have done but my hedgehog hates me. he bites me when I give him water and food and it makes me upset to the point I almost got rid of him but I couldn't do that to the little one. is there anything at all I can do to make him not hate me as much

I think it’s important to understand hedgehogs don’t ‘hate’. They are prey animals and act like it (balling up, huffing, sometimes biting) because they are scared and sometimes because they are annoyed. So you’ll have to find out where it comes from; is he simply scared, does he bite because he is trying to anoint (do your hands smell like soap or food?) or does he bite because he has learned it’ll get him what he wants. How much are you handling him? And what are you doing when he bites you - do you put him back in his cage or do you keep handling him? The way we react to things can (even if we are not aware of it) encourage and reward behaviour like biting.
It takes time and a lot of handling to make him get used to you, and if he bites because he’s scared it will take more time. Some hedgehogs just seem to bite out of nowhere, I’ve only been bitten once so I don’t have much experience with it but from what I’ve heard it seems to work if you push your finger/hand further into his mouth when he bites you; this is the exact opposite of what he wants. I think it’s best to try and figure out his reasons for biting though, some hedgehogs don’t bite because they are scared/annoyed but because your hands smell funny to them. You could try and wash them with unscented soap to see if it makes a difference. Good luck!

This is lovely little one eared hedgehog.

This is lovely little one eared hedgehog.

This Humberto.
I was inspired to get him after following your posts on Loki -best decision :)

This Humberto.

I was inspired to get him after following your posts on Loki -best decision :)