Well, today we have to say goodbye to Hilde. My special girl has been such a trooper and has fought so hard these past few months. But now, it’s time to let her rest. I am going to miss my funny little princess. But the sadness I feel now is nothing compared to the amount of joy she has brought me and everyone around us.
12:26 pm • 23 June 2014 • 6 notes
Anonymous said: Hi! I'm planning on getting a hedgie soon and have a question. The lady selling me it says that a good thing is a gerbil cage with hamster bedding. Is that good for them?? I have read many other things that say it has to be flat.
A gerbil cage is probably going to be too small, but I have heard of many people using rabbit/guinea pig cages. They are okay as long as there is a solid bottom and any ramps are either removed or secured with some sort of wall on either side. A lot of hedgehog owners opt to use Carefresh bedding, it’s a fine option if you don’t mind changing it out all the time. Otherwise you can use fleece fabric liners, which can be washed and reused.
9:41 pm • 15 June 2014
Bath and a treat. Of course after eating the treat she now needs another bath.
12:18 am • 13 June 2014 • 40 notes
crookedyoung1 said: Hi! I was wondering if you could inform me on how you massage Hilde? I'm very curious, thanks!
that’s a good question! Not all hedgehog owners are able to, it really depends on the hog. But after her soak in the bath, she was nice and relaxed, so I put her on a blanket in my lap and started gently touching her side. I usually just lay my hand on her for a while until she is used to it being there, then I’ll start slowly rubbing her in a circular motion. she sometimes flinches a couple times before she totally relaxes and falls asleep.
10:32 pm • 3 June 2014 • 1 note
After a long soak in the bath and a nice massage, Hilde is feeling really relaxed. I realized her legs and hips must get sore and might keep her awake. Well she’s sleeping now. I’m going to try to continue this routine.
11:24 pm • 2 June 2014 • 16 notes
I bought Hilde an enclosed wheel so she could practice walking. So far it seems like she thinks it’s a pretty good place to take a nap.
1:08 am • 31 May 2014 • 7 notes