At Home FAQ

Nov 13, 2013 by

Care When should I take him to the vet? We recommend a well pet visit within the first month of coming home. If you are having any transitional stress issues we recommend as soon as you notice a problem. Check our Facebook page for...

General Requirements

Sep 2, 2013 by

Maintenance Requirements Most hedgehog owners agree that hedgehogs are relatively easy to care for and maintain. Fresh food, water, and regular cage cleaning are it’s basic requirements.  One must be careful not to take the...

Litter Pans, Litter, & Litter P...

May 28, 2013 by

Litter pans are a great accessory to any cage as it is well worth your effort to try and litter train your hedgehog.  A litter-trained hedgehog will save you cage cleaning time, decrease the amount of bedding needed, and increase the...

Elimination Habits

May 27, 2013 by

Baby Hedgehogs Young hedgehogs are especially prone to releasing their bowels on their handler. When you first get your hedgehog you can pretty much expect to get pooped on at some point. Hedgehog babies typically get better as they...

Cleanliness

May 27, 2013 by

Naturally Clean Some hedgehogs might be considered naturally clean and tidy. They use their litter pans faithfully, and leave their cage pretty much as the owner has arranged it. Other hedgehogs are slobs!  They will try to defy...

Transition From The Breeder’s Home T...

May 25, 2013 by

 When to Feed Your Hedgehog Hedgehogs are typically crepuscular (awake during dusk and dawn) to nocturnal animals. Wild hedgehogs typically spend most of their awake-time hunting for food. We feed our animals in the morning because...

Nail Trimming

May 21, 2013 by

The Need for Nail Trimming Hedgehogs have nails similar to humans. Their nails are relatively clear and have a kwik at the end. Some hedgehogs will require their nails trimmed more frequently than others, (every couple weeks) but...

Cage Maintenance

May 21, 2013 by

Introduction A clean cage is essential to the health and well being of your pet. Our rule of thumb is that if the cage smells bad to us, it probably smells really bad to our hedgehog. Hedgehogs have a much better sense of smell than...

Hedgehogs On The Loose

May 21, 2013 by

Hide and Seek Hedgies love to play hide and seek. They will hide for hours or even days and probably don’t even care if you don’t notice they are hiding. Only allow your hedgehogs to play in “hedgie safe”...

Travel vs. Pet Sitter

May 21, 2013 by

There are times when we all have to be away from home. Whether on vacation, family get togethers, work travel, etc. you will need to make arrangements for your hedgehog’s care in your absence.  Overnight Trips If you are going to be...

Indoor Play

May 21, 2013 by

Hedgehogs are fun to play with and are easily entertained. They love to play with tunnels, mazes, and specially designed hedgehog wheels. Even something as simple as a toilet paper tube will make a good toy; as they love to stick...

Outdoor Play

May 17, 2013 by

Animal enthusiasts often want to give their pets time outdoors when the weather is right.  We like to be outdoors ourselves, so it is logical to think that our pets would like to catch some fresh air as well. Benefits Animal...

Warming Up A Cold Hedgehog

May 17, 2013 by

A hedgehog that is cold or feels cool to the touch is in serious danger. Captive bred hedgehogs are not accustomed to hibernation and can die from, what to them is, an unnatural torpor. Warming up a hedgehog too quickly can do more...

Finding A New Home For Your Pet

May 17, 2013 by

Need for a New Home There are times when hedgehog owners feel they simply cannot give their hedgehog the love and attention it deserves. Sometimes hedgehogs are more of a prickly ball than the cuddly critter their owner imagined they...

Bathing Your Hedgehog

May 17, 2013 by

 Hedgehogs and Bathing Many hedgehogs love to play in warm water and will enjoy themselves during bath time. Other hedgehogs may not like the water at all, but bathing a dirty hedgehog is necessary for the overall wellbeing of the...

Temperature Requirements

May 15, 2013 by

Thermo-Sensitive Hedgehogs are very sensitive to temperatures when compared to dogs or cats. They do not cope well with sudden changes in temperature. We have found that warm room temperatures are better than cool room temperatures....

Preparing For Power Outages

Apr 25, 2013 by

Potential Need for Back-up Heat One must always be prepared for a power outage if you live in an area that’s temperature gets cold or cool in the winter. Power outages for long periods in cool weather can be just as dangerous...

Acclimation To New Home

Apr 25, 2013 by

Right From the Start When your hedgehog gets home you will want to let it acclimate to its new cage. Make sure it is warm, comfortable, and able to find its food dish and water bottle. The water level should be placed so that the tip...