Tucson Bearded Dragons
Handling & Bonding
The correct method for picking up a dragon is to place your hands, palms up, on each side of the hedgehog and gently scoop them up from underneath. Allow them the opportunity to smell you before petting. Their bellies are soft and covered in fur, not quills. Baby hedgehogs go thru quilling (loosing sharp baby quills and re-growing softer adult quills) 4 x the first year of life so the sharpest a hedgehog will be is when they are a baby and still learning how to lay their quills down. Quills are not actually sharp enough to cause any real injury.