What is the proper way to pick up a hedgehog?
What is the proper way to pick up a hedgehog? Just grab and go. Slide both of your hands under the hedgehog on either side and pick him up. If you hesitate, he will get nervous and ball up tighter. If you are nervous, he will be nervous. You may want to keep 2 pot holders near the cage to help you get past the quillyness. This is just to boost your confidence in the beginning and after a while you will be so used to picking up your pet that you no longer need them. Practice, practice, practice.