Look who came out of hibernating :) Posted on March 4, 2023 by Anonymous Look who came out of hibernating 🙂
I'm thinking hedgehogs and frogs need to adopt the buddy system, like foxes and badgers.
Did you ever make a tik orb?
I've been "training" the one that eats wet cat food. I put the food on a tray, inside the house, near a door open on the garden. I grab the hedgie and put him on the food. After feasting, he seemed to memorize the way out. Which is cute. I'll try to make a video of it, next time.
I also spotted this cool fat beetle. Call me an urbanite, but I think it's the first time I saw one like.
But I'll make a new one later. Hopefully it will turn out better.
Why the fuck do ticks exist? What benefits from their existence? Creatures can't exist in an ecosystem without benefitting it somehow or they get left behind, so what fucking purpose do they have on this earth?
Allegedly they weed off the sickly animals, and they prevent you from living off the grid in the woods.
Population control. Parasitism is an important part of any ecosystem.
>Creatures can't exist in an ecosystem without benefitting it somehow or they get left behind,
Last night I saw this (female) hedgie. I thought she was dead since I haven't seen her for exactly one year. Glad to see her again! She weighs 710g.
Her left ear is strangely wrapped on itself. There were some hard stuff holding it closed, but I wasn't able to determine if that was skin inflamation or hardened dirt or something. I washed it for a while with a fabric soaked in war water and it was marginally but I didn't dare to force the ear open because it was likely to injure the hedgie.
After that, I found that one hedgie was trying to seduce her, but his mating ritual was pretty bad because he had shit smearing on his forehead. I guess GG Allin was reincarnated again.
There was also this one. Can you believe how deep the tick was into his ear? (I pulled it out)
You're one of the few regulars on this website that's consistently posting oc. I appreciate that.
when will the male hedgehog patriarchy end?!
did OP ever get around to that tick orb?
The last newborn of 2022 has been found last night.
He doesn't even pretend to be scared or nervous.
Can you guess how much the little guy weighs, by the way?
I am glad they made it through the winter, also its cute that they may recognize you.
Ackchually diseases are good and you should stop persecuting them
Is it possible to feed them garlic or at least onion? I heard it scares ticks away.
On other hand not smelling quite hedgy might make mating difficult or whatever.
>I heard it scares ticks away
I'm afraid that's bullshit, anon. In another thread I dropped one on a freshly cut garlic clove and it chilled there for a while, waiting to prey on an unsuspecting Frenchman.
I hate ticks so much it's unreal.
Doing God's work Anon!
I mean, it's bad enough that they attack to you and suck blood and are being gross and shit, but on top of that those things carry diseases that fuck you up for life.
Jesus Christ it's fucking horrible.
Poor fat guy has his butt covered with ticks. It was pretty gross and I could only remove the bigger ones (the others were really too tiny for the hook).
you know you need to save him
horrifying. god bless
Hey look, one of them laid eggs in the jar!
Yuk, do they move about after they're in the jar. I guess they're a bit lazy since they are so engorged.
They move around, they climb on the wall, they climb on the bottom on the lid and wait until I open it to drop on me...
This thread is wild
>french fry addicted hedgehogs
>little hedgehog hats
it's your tipical Sonic autism
I have hedgehogs in my backyard too. I can't find pics of it on my phone so here's my backyard woodpecker instead. He grabs nuts from my nut tree, puts them in a hole he made inside a tree and opens them in a single hit.
>the bear fears the hedgehog
>AHHH HES TINY AND SPINY AND NOT WORTH THE MEAT
Why don't you kill the ticks? How long until they die after they're removed?
what the fuck was his problem
I hate ticks!
Never realized they're called hedgehogs cause they live in hedges. Always thought it was cause they're prickly like a hedge.
Don't worry, anon. I was 25+ when I realized that Alucard was Dracula spelled backwards.
Some call them Urchins
Last night I spotted another hedgie that was born during last summer.
In the end of november he weighed ~300g (it was the smallest). Now he's 394g. Good to see him alive!
Notice the ticks on his face.
whats the green stuff
What green stuff?
i dont understand. i thought hedgehogs are filled with spikes. how do you pick them up
You can gently put your hands under them and lift them up.
Or is they're really nervous and balled up, put on gloves. I've also found a certain way to pet/shake them that makes them unball.
Jesus Christ dude, do you know how many deadly deseases hedgehogs have, that are very dangerous to humans?
I bet that's how Corona started. Stop fucking petting these morons
>deadly deseases hedgehogs have, that are very dangerous to humans
Tiny blood-feeding arachnid hands typed this post.
Get off Wauf Eggman
gives me great satisfaction to see someone else de-ticking animals
I do this for the dogs in my small neighborhood and to remove ticks with my bare fingers and see their tiny blood filled sacs explode when I crush them with a rock activates a primal joy in me that I have not found before or since
>remove ticks with my bare fingers
Don't do this, retard. Buy the tool
What a goofball
I went to the wiki article to learn something about hedgehogs, but this ridiculous paragraph will probably be the only thing I retain
Many such cases.
There are no ticks in the tube world. I feel these hedgehogs, I also want to stuff my head in a tube sometimes.
Can't stop viewing this for some reason, thx for the laugh and the insight into some adorable hedgie behaviour.
Same happened to my ferret once.
Is it true that hedgehogs represent a relatively primitive lineage of mammals and are fairly unintelligent compared to rodents or carnivores?
you're probably thinking of tenrecs
Show us the failed tick orb with the tick cluster. I wanna see what it looks like.
Any pictures of cute little hoglets?
How are they so docile? Do you ever get bitten or spiked?
Keep us updated OP
It's been pretty rainy lately, and despite being good swimmers hedgies don't like to get soaked (or so I observed). The fleas population is booming. I'll see if I can snap a good picture for you.
>Is that spraypaint
Just nail polish, I'm not going to spray those little guys.
>are you sure french fries are good for them
Strangely enough, the one that likes fries isn't gaining weight, but I'm not leaving moutains of fries anyway. And they're oven-fried, not deep-fried, which is only a bit better.
>recommended to give them water instead of milk
Milk is going to cause death by dehydratation, for it causes them intense diarrhea.
but why, that is at least marginally better
>they're oven-fried, not deep-fried,
well that should at least be better even if it is a pretty different diet for them interesting that it ain't gaining weight though
>Milk is going to cause death by dehydratation
knew it was bad for them but didn't think it was that bad just a wee bit shitty for their tummy
It's way better, I only apply it on their spikes. Their exposed skin can be fairly sensitive so I'd rather not sprinkle chemicals on it.
I may be inclined to agree but it still begs to question, why..?
Have the other ones been noticing it or shown any signs of envy
Anon, they're all painted. Each with different colours and/or patterns so I can easily identify them.
Aha, well I guess that does make sense. How many are there
Last year I encountered 16 different hedgies, including 5 newborns.
For now, I've only encountered 8 of those 16, including 3 of last year's newborns.
This fat guy (1,1kg) came around tonight. He was choke full of ticks but otherwise healthy.
As you can see, he was fed up with me and quite uncooperative.
Removed 60+ ticks. It took nearly an hour, which is by far the longest I ever spent doing this. There were so many of them they kept trying to get out of the jar as soon as I opened it to drop new ones inside.
YEAAH FUCK'EM UP
also, do you think you can use anti-tick produce on the hedgies?
>This fat guy
Excuse me? It's called being big boned!
>friend with 1kg hedgedogs
anon is living the dream
It's not even the fattest one.
>How are they so docile?
They aren't aggresive animals. Plus after a while they not really afraid of you.
>Do you ever get bitten or spiked?
I've been "bitten" a couple of times, but they weren't really biting me. They thought my pinkie was a sausage a tried to get a taste; They stop once they realize they can't eat me. It really doesn't hurt much, it's just like a pinch (they don't break the skin).
I'm careful to avoid it.
I've used anti-tick and anti-flea treatment for kitten in the past years. Not sure how efficient it is, but I try not to overuse those because I'm scared it would they would have an allergic reaction or whatever. I don't want the medicine to be worse than the ill.
The first one was really trash so I threw it away. I'll try it again later this year.
No hoglet yet, they are born in late summer. Have one feasting on wet cat food, instead (sorry for the quality, I had to compress it so much).
Thanks for the cute webm anon!
I found myself surrounded by these damn creatures as I returned from a little night walk in my apartment; they rummage through garbage like homeless people; they decimate poor snakes. my God I hate them so much.
You do realize we're gangsters, right?
cute derpy face
My fav pic so far
good cry more
the agony gives them energy to murder more snakes
i hope they come after your snake next
Do they have personalities?
How smart are they?
Not such how much it can qualify as personnalities since they're wild animals, but they react differently. When you approach, some try to run away, some cautiously stop and get ready to ball up. When picked up, some wait it out, others wiggle to break free. etc.
I don't think they're smart but since they're highly solitary animals it's hard to tell at my humble level.
Here we are re-enacting George Floyd's death.
>anon helping adorable animals while pulling off disgusting parasites and collecting them in jars for arts and crafts purposes
I love these threads. They tickle my autism in so many ways. Also on your tick orb. Try multiple layers. Tiny seed core wrapped in ticks that you dunk in resin before covering in ticks and then dunk in resin before covering in ticks. It’d be slower than one go but you might get better results. You could probably sell them on Etsy or something.
I am glad you are back tick orb anon. These seem like less ticks than last year so far. Would it be due to it being early in the season or perhaps the impact of repeared removal?
This is a great thread
I hope you keep safe and don't get any diseases
itchiest fucking thread on the site most likely, but it's also restoring my faith in humanity
You should film them mating and make hedgehog porn
Sadly, that would be extremely boring, because of the courting/arousal process. I witnessed it first-hand: the male circles around the female while loudly grunting for a LONG time. Sometimes more than twenty minutes.
And you didn't film it? Shame on you
That sounds hilarious why didn't you film it
Sorry anon, I'm not standing around for possibly one hour to film animals mating. Plus they usually stop and the male flees when they notice I'm around.
Double trouble. One was trying to run away from me and bumped into the other.
I have no idea who the one on the left could be. He's fat so he's a regular, but the paint has stripped/he grew new spikes.
Why haven't we wiped out ticks yet
They're too strong
We could, we used to have malaria in the U.S. and a intense campaign of insecticide use over a couple decades was sufficient to completely eradicate it. We could have kept going and wiped out a bunch of other diseases, likely most tick-borne ones, but the '60s happened and the public decided that it wasn't worth it to eradicate disease if some cute animals might die as collateral damage, so we stopped.
You're doing good stuff OP, ticks are pure evil. I used to manage a pet store and we had various insecticide sprays intended for small animals (guinea pigs, mice, etc.) that I would think would be fine for use on hedgehogs too. Not sure how well they'd maintain effectiveness if they're outside getting rained on and all but it can't hurt. Something like pic related. Maybe a little bit in their ears would stay applied longer and at least force the ticks to bite them somewhere less unpleasant.
I picked up two hedgehogs who were snacking together. For some reason, the dark one decided to attack the bigger one, and it all went wrong: he tried to push his nose under the other hedgehog's belly and flip him around, but as he did that the hedgie immediatle balled up, trapping the attacker's face on his belly. It's a little complicated to explain and it was a pain to untangle those two.
We will live to see hedgehog-made horrors beyond our comprehension.
If people don't stop misidentifying land-locked hammerhead sharks we will lose them. Stop handling it and let it go dude, it's not a toy.
If the shark are locked shark on the land, will they ever truly be free of the land?
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Lately the french fries lover has been relaxed enough so I can pull him on his back and he doesn't ball up. He's just awkwardly nervous. Shall I try to take a picture of this next time?
Lol, you're killing me anon.
No, I'm neutral to most animals.
Always share more hedgie pictures. I would also be cool to see one of the hedgehog attacks you've mentioned.
>g-good evening, anon
>please put me down
Haha what a funny fellow. He's got some ticks on his feet though.
There are no ticks, unless I'm missing your joke.
Kek, I remember that pic.
God, Sonic must be a giant walking disease.
he's too fast for ticks to bite
he burns off all ticks and parasites when he goes fast
How do you remove ticks from wild animals properly? I want to get rid of some on the deer that're near me.
Simply use a regular tick hook. Granted, it's probably easier to pick up a hedgehog and make it stay still until the deticking is done.
How are you going to catch the deer? Tranq darts?
Patience, food, a salt lick, and kindness.
You sure it's worth it? Deer are full of diseases
Like what? I'm not aware of anything deer carry that spread to humans, except maybe very rarely rabies. But I'm pretty sure the last time any deer near my area were found with rabies was half a decade ago or more.
Lyme disease that fucks you up so bad you cannot digest meat anymore is carried by ticks and is intended for deer. Humans can catch it from ticks as well.
Oh, right. Yeah, that is a fair point, though if anything that just makes me want to kill ticks even more. Lyme clears up rapidly with antibiotics anyway, though I'm unsure about the meat digestion aspect.
I like deer too much to give up that easily though. I'll just have to use a lot of DEET.
Deer attract various kinds of nasty parasites for some reason. Like this one too
Man, deer have it rough, poor guys. At least DEET fucks those bugs up too.
Yeah. Helping them seems like a noble cause. Just gotta be aware of the risks. Dunno how long the hedgehog anon spends removing ticks from hedgies, but one deer would take way longer
>Dunno how long the hedgehog anon spends removing ticks from hedgies
Depending on how many there are and how relaxed the hedgehog is, it takes from one to twenty minutes.
How much do you think a deer would take? Like an hour on average, right
I really wouldn't know, but I assume it would take much longer indeed, since you would need to carefully check the whole animals (whereas ticks on hedgehogs can be easily spotted except for the larvas).
/Tick Removal General/ when?
Deer are fuckin big, I'd imagine it would take hours. I don't really know how you'd even get one to cooperate for that long.
Nevermind. The ticks catch it from rodents and deer are immune to it. You aren't. The hedgie anon is also exposing himself to this risk
I think I'm at a very tolerable risk. The ticks are already attached to the hedgehogs and can't disconnect to move to another potential host nearby.
Plus I thoroughly wash my hands afterwards everytime I handle one.
>Lyme disease that fucks you up so bad you cannot digest meat anymore
You're thinking of the meat allergy caused by the lone star tick, which is not Lyme, but rather Alpha-gal syndrome.
great job anon. they look really nice with their little hats.
TOTAL TIGGER DEATH
Removed all those yesterday.
Sometimes the little ones hide on the inside of the jar's cap, so I have to double or they could get on me/escape.
PSA: all hedgehogs have many nipples (even males). Please don't twist them thinking they are ticks.
>Kev tells me there's a place you can get good chips
>Go there for dinner one night
>Owner gives me an atomic titty twister
>Steals all of my pet ticks
>Sends me out the door in a dunce cap
Being a hedgie is suffering.
Are you the guy that makes the little houses for them too? I love these threads
Perhaps. I only built one house for them, and it wasn't to their liking for I never saw it occupied... I'll buy a "real" one for the next winter.
Pic related, from a previous thread. I'm not a skilled person.
>I'm not a skilled person
Your paper hat construction begs to differ.
Why did you paint that one hedgehog but not the others? Was he especially unremarkable or something?
They are almost all painted so I can identify them and keep track of their weight. The few that aren't have physical traits that I can recognize easily (lone has a little lump on his right hear, the other has a bald-ish nose, etc.).
Last night was pretty intense. I saw 4 hedgies in the distance, like they were plotting something.
By the I arrive, one realizes he's been spotted and rushes off. Rude, but okay.
>by the time I arrive*
And look what we have here: two smaller hedgies were defeated and balled up on their side by the big fat bully, who was eating peanuts as spoils of war.
I picked up the bully and removed all those goddam ticks from him alone. There were so many of them that it took a while, during which one of his victim taunted him by coming around to eat "his" peanuts.
>all removed, head intact
bro, you should study to become a vet
Bruh. That's the standard... If you're doing anything else, get a fucking vet to teach you how to do it. Removing ticks is a very basic thing any dog owner should know.
What's sad is that most pet stores in my area don't sell tick hooks. It's so retarded
Where I grew up I never saw a tick in my life. When I was 25 I moved to where I live now where there are some ticks but not bad. Like I said I had never seen a tick before IRL and had only seen a couple pictures, but the first time I saw one crawling on me out of the corner of my eye I instantly knew what it was and immediately reacted to get it off of me as soon as possible. Ticks have to be one of those things that people are instinctively repulsed by.
Anyway godspeed OP. Never seen these weird fat ticks before but according to wikipedia we only have the reddish hard bodied ones where I live.
millions of years of monkey brain developed to avoid things that attach to people and cause them to die, among some other things
They're fat because they've been sucking blood for a while. Ticks are small when fresh
>Never seen these weird fat ticks before but according to wikipedia we only have the reddish hard bodied ones where I live
The round white ticks are just regular red ticks after a full meal
>hedgehog with racing stripes
>Look who came out of hibernating
Another night, another cluster of ticks to remove from inside their ears.
Imagine having those without being able to pull them out...
That's insane. Why are hedgies so prone to ticks?
Reminds me of when I saw a poor hedgehog full of them so many years ago. The poor guy was curled up and I thought they were eggs I was so young. Needless to say, we helped the fellow out. Fuck ticks.
it must be wild being smol
Has maggothog come back around?
Why do hedgies get so many ticks? Is it because they're so low to the ground?
yes, but dont think ticks are evil, they're necessary for population control and are even dumber than the animals they latch onto
Ironically enough, just after I sai that it's uneventful tonight, this guy shows up!
I haven't him since late august. I call him Fleehog because unlike the others that usually stop moving, slightly ball up and assess the situation when they feel someone approching, this one always makes a run for his life. They can be surprisingly fast on very short distances. I'm surprised he got so big.
>haven't seen him*
Turns out he only had a couple of ticks, as you can see. All removed now. I feel bad because he really looks shellshocked.
>if only you knew how bad ticks really are
kek welcome back lad
How do you remove ticks?
I use my nails because I'm a savage. Try to get the nails in between the tick and skin, do a kind of pinching twirl rof the hand that aims to twirl - pull off, but with a tight grip (that doesn't squeeze shit into the bite).
Once you get the hang of what you're trying to do it's simple
Are you a chimp? Buy the hook thingy. If you fuck up with your fingers you could accidentally inject diseases out of the tick
>when anon clumsily pops your ticks like they're zit
just kill them with a drop of olive oil
That causes them to spew their stomach into the host, that's how people get pathogens.
The 1000 Tick Stare.
>They can be surprisingly fast
Well, duh. Ever heard of Sonic the hedgehog, dumb ass?
Tick orb anon back to help the quality of life for tiny critters! Keep it up
Anything you'd like to see in particular? It's pretty uneventful right now, as I've only seen 4 of them leave hibernation so far... two of them are absolute units though, weighing more than 1kg after winter.
I want to also see pictures. Any hedgehogs you got.
Cooking with the hedgie.
No crepe for him though, hedgehogs are lactose intolerant.
Fuck, I knew you were french, it had to be.
you burnt the pancake
Tiny hats if possible
The ticks fear the samurai.
Hello again 🙂
With a little tick hook. The same you'd use for a cat/dog.
Thanks for remembering him. He's doing great, I see him out most nights. That's him two days ago
Hello I'm new what's a tick or why does this mean have so many ticks
You serious? A tick is a small parasitic insect that will latch on to a (usually mammalian) host and consume their blood over a prolonged period of time, to the point where they swell up several times their normal body size.
They tend to be an issue because they very easily spread disease and are rather difficult to properly remove when they've been attached for too long.
Nta but technically they are arachnids
Show me your tick collection
Here you go. All those jars are frozen, except the top right one in which the ticks are alive.
I've also got another one with ~half a hundred ticks in which one laid eggs. It's been rotting on my desk since summer, I don't even dare to open it because of the smell.
let them dry and sell them as protein pebbles™
Add them to granola!
Are those hedgehog eggs?
MMmmm, tasty lima beans!
More like lyme beans
Why the do you keep them after removing them?
Please burn them all with fire. I fucking hate ticks so fucking much.
Wait a minute, why are you amassing an army of ticks potentially containing pathogens...
Nice of you to get those bloodsuckers of the spiky fluffballs though at least I hope that is what you're doing and not finding hosts for your ticks O.o
Is that spraypaint and are you sure french fries are good for them
yup is it recommended to give them water instead of milk if you get a visit
Holy fucking shit, dude.
What would you do if you had hundreds of ticks?
not him, but lyme and other disease experiments.
In a way, that's actually really cool. Like having a dangerous animal in your house, or frozen vials of poison/viruses.
thanks for the anxiety attack bro
Hello tick man. Were you the one who was going to make a tick orb?
Yes. I experimented with a little orb earlier this year and it didn't quite work out right because the ticks didn't sprinkle as well as I hoped. It was more like an off-centered cluster. I'll try again in a couple of months when I'll have a jar full of fresh ticks.
Maybe the orb should be grown in layers so you can keep adding the ticks
Here's a pic from two years ago. I love it because this hedgie really looks like a total coomer.
I thought about multiple layers, but I'm afraid there would be a clear mark between them. Same if I somehow make a first layer shaped like a kind of cradle and dump ticks in the middle.
I think it's because it's quite early in the season, the ticks population will explode in summer.
He fled and then came back, all innocent-looking.
oh god you're that tick psycho
i still wonder the smell
There's not much I can do at the moment, they're too small to use a small tick hook. See just above her eye for reference. She had at least 60 of them on her hind legs.
He looks cute (the hedgehog not the tick).
Thanks. This one is a female (they are exactly the same except for genitalia). I'll take a pic for you if she comes around tonight.
Just took a picture of this one, who was strolling around. For unknow reasons he absolutely LOVES french fries, so I usually bake 200g for him and leave it outside at dusk (if he doesn't eat them all, it's a breakfast for the crows and the magpies).
It's fun to see how such strange little creatures develop their own tastes, because he's the only one of "my" regular hedgehogs that eats fries.
Keep posting more pics. I love these threads
Last night there was some noise outside. Turns out it was a big, fat hedgehog relentlessly circling and headbutting , trying to flip him over. The poor little guy was all balled up and defeated. Then the bully proceeded to eat the other hedgie's french fries.
I came around and he gave absolutely zero fuck about me picking him up. Just look at this badass.
I assume it's because they spend most of their life sleeping in hedges and under fallen leaves, which are sweet spots for ticks.
>I don't care what you do to me. It's my french fry.
No more bröther wars
he should get a hat too
Trying to keep him safe from the rain.
I think one of the most shocking things about this thread is how good you are at making little hats.
clearly youve had practice
I assume it's sarcastic because I've never done this before. I just typed "origami hat" in Google image and folder paper as instructed.
I do think you are good at making little hats
because I personally would not have bothered, but you made two different ones, and theyre both sharp
Why, thanks. I'll try making another one tomorrow.
Meanwhile, here's what I found on another one... not much, thankfully.
its interesting. they feed off insects but they dont attack the ticks?
they must know its taboo.
hedgies are apparently fairly sentient
Please don't tell me that grey ball the size of its eye is a tick.
Don't worry anon, he was just snacking on a cashew.
You are actually really good at making origami. I have had practice and I'm still fucking shit at making creases sharp.
use the back of your nail
Is it time to start importing possums to combat the tick menace
They look like total bros. A shame they have such a short lifespan.
>For unknow reasons he absolutely LOVES french fries
you're a good human, dont listen to the retards
>oh god you're that Hedgehog Saint
Fixed that for you
why is it all bloody
It's only nail polish, to recognize the little guy.
...inside every robot was a small animal controlling it...but Sonic knew that. In fact its the reason he does it.
>metal gear rising music playing in the background
Unlike Sonic, it doesn't chuckle.
they look all cute and nice but they're little warriors that wouldn't hesitate to kill each other over the smallest shit