Habituation & Quilling
In the first months there are some things that you should definitely know in order zu gain a better understanding of your hedgehog. Here are the most important ones:
When the state of quilling has been passed your hedgehog should have adapted to his new environment and home.
Why exactly a hedgehog does this sort of mechanism is still not yet properly researched. However, the most common assumption implies a camouflaging instinct. This means, when a hedgehog finds something it likes the smell or taste of he licks it off, then chews and bites it. It produces a special foam in its mouth, which it then places onto one exact spot on its quills. It sounds just as funny as it looks and when you see this for the first time, you'll most likely be a little confused. But there is absolutely no reason to be worried about your hedgehogs condition. Anoiting is a natural habit. (Pokee especially loves good smelling body lotions.)
Hedgehogs are night active. How does this affect us? It basically means loud noises at night. You should have enough space at home to have the terrarium in a different room than the bedroom. Otherwise your hedgehog will keep you awake all night. Additionally, you should pick a place where it is quiet during the day to ensure he gets the necessary amount of sleep and doesn't wake up all the time.
When we think of a hedgehog I'm pretty sure that the very first thing that comes to mind are the quills. Hedgehogs are very shy and when you first meet them they're most certainly curled up in a ball. If you're patient enough though, you'll notice a tiny little nose, a super soft belly and curious eyes. And if you show even more patience, you'll see that a hedgehog will not only get used to you, but also enjoy your presence and let you cuddle it. You eventually become its person. In other words: Hard shell, soft core.