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clicker training

hedgiemama
January 5th, 2011, 11:20 AM
so ive been thinking about clicker training Bintu. ive read books about clicker training, but im wondering if you think its possible with a hedgehog. I know it will take alot of time and patience, but id be willing to try if you think it will work. i have seen videos of cats, dogs fish and birds that have been clicker trained.

catlover2
January 5th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Seems to work well with dolphins, dogs, cats and birds, so don't see why it wouldn't work with a hedgehog. Just have to give a scrumptious treat immediately after clicking. I'm sure s/he'll respond to it. Good luck! Give us an update.

Melinda
January 5th, 2011, 12:22 PM
yes it does work with hedgies, I used it on my very first one and her reward was a piece of mealworm, the day I realized it truly worked was the day she got out of her cage and vanished somewhere in the house, I clicked it in each room and when I went into our bedroom and clicked I saw the bedsheet move, she'd crawled up onto our bed and was under the covers *L* the funny part was , hubby was still asleep in bed with a hedgehog *L* I clicked again and she shuffled out from under the blankets and straight to me.

luckypenny
January 5th, 2011, 03:20 PM
I wanna see videos :yell:.

That would be real interesting for you to try, hedgiemama!

hedgiemama
January 5th, 2011, 03:48 PM
she isnt too interested in mealworms melinda, so i would have to find something else but i find it interesting that it works!

of course LP, i am going to start working with her this weekend, familiarizing her with the noise = the treat and i will post a video when i try to teach her something!

Koteburo
January 5th, 2011, 04:44 PM
http://www.anikaos.com/041-msn_red_fox_smilies/msn_red_fox_smilies-16.gif A HEDGEHOG! :lovestruck:
Well I know for sure clicker training works on rats too so I don't see why not on a hedgie. You'll just have to find the right treat for yours I guess.

Yesh videos!! :highfive: