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Question by Troy Ostrom. Uploaded on July 29, 2009
I had a hedge hog in Iraq, and he was spiny, but it didn't hurt to hold him, of course I never aqeezed him, ya knoww?
Yeah, hedge hogs have the spines, they are like little porcupines. A friend of mine has one and he holds it. You just kinda have to do what 175rltw said and not squeeze the little bugger. I'm sure if the hog is in a good mood you could hold him no problems.
I got one out of my chain link fence when he got stuck ( he was well fed ) he was grateful, he had some spines but I had no problem with him.
Like, yes, like they do, but they are like not a problem to hold, like you know...
Most hedgehogs, at least, at first, do not like to be patted on their quills.....Just try gently
holding your hedgie, and letting it uncurl in your hands......Let it explore around your hands and arms, and it will eventually start to become
comfortable around you as it realizes that you are safe.....Eventually, you can get to the point of petting most hedgehogs along the back, and some even like to be scratched in amongst their spines, but, this level of trust can take a
while to develop........
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