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    I clip and clean his feet at the same time,...

    I clip and clean his feet at the same time, always clean first or else the clippers don't work so well trying to get through the dried poo. And always using warm water. It doesnt look like its...
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    Curled nail

    Demetri has a single curled nail on his back left paw, I noticed it while clipping his nails. It's not curled under from being overgrown, in fact, the nail itself is barely long at all. It's curled...
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    Success at last ;D The cornstarch helped a lot. I...

    Success at last ;D The cornstarch helped a lot. I cant do it any of the recommended ways, too awkward for my hands. So I have to be standing and holding him up, after a bit when he tries to climb to...
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    it wasn't really patience, Moreof, I have small...

    it wasn't really patience, Moreof, I have small hands and fingers, so I just used it to my advantage.
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    With effort I was finally able to grab his feet,...

    With effort I was finally able to grab his feet, but now I've run into a personal problem, I sweat a LOT while holding him (Oils and warmth from his skin). Are there any powders or something I can...
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    Quilling would have no effect on his underbody....

    Quilling would have no effect on his underbody. He doesnt care if im touching and putting pressure on his back and quills, only when my hands get under him does he freak out.
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    Well, the lifting of the igloo isn't a problem,...

    Well, the lifting of the igloo isn't a problem, it's being lifted out right after. Wake her up and then let her wander around a bit like we do when we first wake up to get our bodies functioning...
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    He will cuddle, as stated above, so long as he's...

    He will cuddle, as stated above, so long as he's not IN my hands.
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    He IS quilling, but that's got nothing to do with...

    He IS quilling, but that's got nothing to do with his attitude towards being held, just the losing quills. And stress, the stress makes him lose quills too, stress from being held. He's a jock,...
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    One my side, not his, the biggest problem is...

    One my side, not his, the biggest problem is essentially an inability to use one hand very well. I can get ahold of him and unball him, but have NO way of getting his feet out and holding them with...
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    I found a way to get the feet clean, using the...

    I found a way to get the feet clean, using the wheel as a semi-tub for cleaning, and the shavings wouldn't help since his feet would STILL get messy on the wheel. Any poop not on the wheel is cleaned...
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    I cant afford to take him to the vet.

    I cant afford to take him to the vet.
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    He's a jock, defensive about his body, and works...

    He's a jock, defensive about his body, and works out when he's stressed, and has a LOT of energy. He can run for a good hour...And even when tired he gets huffy and defensive.
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    The heat only makes him more active, makes him...

    The heat only makes him more active, makes him want to run around.
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    He also does some sort of grunting sound, his...

    He also does some sort of grunting sound, his body huffs a bit. Sometimes he's relaxed, sometimes he's slightly defensive(Quills somewhat raised, pulled back into a standing defense position) but...
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    It's getting out of hand, his feet NEED to be...

    It's getting out of hand, his feet NEED to be groomed, and he just gets huffier and huffier each time I try. Whenever I just try to hold him, he's constantly trying to scramble away, he DESPISES...
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    Yea, cause EVERYONE can afford one of those! ...

    Yea, cause EVERYONE can afford one of those!

    This is the best I could get: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LBlmnrytYE

    He usually goes on for a little longer than that, but the light was bugging...
  18. I understand that, but in the case of the Teacher...

    I understand that, but in the case of the Teacher who posted this thread, it's not about what we want, it's about the class. And since classes are during the day, it was just a suggestion.

    Some of...
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    I can attempt to use my camera, but the lighting...

    I can attempt to use my camera, but the lighting required may just put him to sleep. Though it is likely just a weird quirk.
  20. It's actually fully possible to adjust a hedgehog...

    It's actually fully possible to adjust a hedgehog to a diurnal cycle, but it's only fully effective in the young hedgies, whilst they're still adapting to daily life. The dropoff point seems to be...
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    Im not sure that it's itching, cause he's just...

    Im not sure that it's itching, cause he's just pressing his face down like he does when he burrows. No bumps or marks, and no scratching either. He doesn't walk funny any other time, and its only...
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    Quick Question, sometimes while running, or just...

    Quick Question, sometimes while running, or just moving around he rubs his face on the ground. It worries me when he does it on the wheel, cause it makes him walk awkward and he's almost always on...
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    Hedgehogs do pout/get depressed over a certain...

    Hedgehogs do pout/get depressed over a certain person leaving. It may or may not go away soon, or it could last until he gets back. As long as she is still eating and getting some exercise it should...
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    I have a question about a Noise Demetri makes. It...

    I have a question about a Noise Demetri makes. It sounds sort of like a cross between grinding his teeth together and the anointing sound he makes(sort of a squiching sound) but he's not anointing or...
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    This is likely due to environmental change. They...

    This is likely due to environmental change. They recognize their cages as a homestead environment, and everything else is constantly changing, particularly smells. It's not exactly a stress type...
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