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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Curfew

In my last blog, I explained that we now have a curfew for the dog to keep our hedgehog safe.

Turns out Hedgehogs are rowdy creatures and the dog knows when he's around.

HEDGEHOG SOUNDS

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Hedgehogs make many noises, which will tell you how your hedgehog is feeling.




HUFFING AND PUFFING:
  • The most frequent sound they make as they go about their business of searching their food, or exploring their cage
  • when being handled
  • when 2 strange  hedgehogs meet for the first time
  • compared to the sound of a locomotive train
  • this does not mean they do not like you. This is their language
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ21hh-MKlo
* IN VIDEO*Note the difference in huffing when the dog comes around. You can see when the dog leaves he huffs at you  letting you know he didnt like that and is normal again

HISSING AND JUMPING


  • FRIGHTENED OR AGITATED
  • SOMETIMES FOLLOWED BY A JUMPING OR POPPING MOTION
  • EMITS CLICKING NOISE JUST BEFORE IT JUMPS
  • USED AS A WARNING FOR ANY POTENTIAL PREDATORS
  • BE PERSISTENT: USE A BLANKET TO PICK UP THE HEDGEHOG. POINT THE FACE DOWNWARD AND THEY WILL SLOWLY POP OUT.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W96EVcih5ac&NR=1
GRUNTS AND FEEDING
HIGH PITCHED SQUEAL
  • Please investigate. Something is happening whether they are stuck/hurt or fighting  with another hedgehog
  • sounds like a little scream and you will know it is a panic call
  • very panicky squeak
SQUEALS
  • Many times if a male seeks a female, he will squeak from excitement
  • does not sound like a panick squeak but more of a series of random squeals, very happy.
  • much deeper than a squeal of harm
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1tZWjpx1w
SNIFFING