Acclimation To New Home

Acclimation To New Home

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 of the bottle is the... Read More
At Home FAQ

At Home FAQ

Care When should I take him to the vet for a well pet visit? 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 quick answers... Read More
Bathing Your Hedgehog

Bathing Your Hedgehog

 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 animal. Some hedgehog owners have... Read More
Cage Maintenance

Cage Maintenance

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 we do. Type of Cage The type of... Read More
Elimination Habits

Elimination Habits

VIDEO.:  Tip to avoid being pooped on 😉 Baby Hedgehogs Young hedgehogs are especially prone to releasing their bowels on their handlers. When you first get your hedgehog, expect to get pooped on! Hedgehog babies typically get better as they get older. Wake-Up Ritual... Read More
At Home FAQ

Finding A New Home For Your Pet

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 would be. Moving, job changes, or... Read More
General Requirements

General Requirements

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 hedgehog’s easy care for granted. A... Read More
Hedgehogs On The Loose

Hedgehogs On The Loose

Hide and Seek Video.:  Escape Masters 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” areas so that... Read More
Indoor Play

Indoor Play

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 their heads in them and run about the... Read More
Nail Trimming

Nail Trimming

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 some hedgehogs wear their nails down... Read More
Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

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 enthusiasts often want to give their pets... Read More
Preparing For Power Outages

Preparing For Power Outages

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 as short power outages in extreme... Read More
Temperature Requirements

Temperature Requirements

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. Hedgehogs that get too cool can go... Read More
Travel vs. Pet Sitter

Travel vs. Pet Sitter

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 away for one night, your hedgehog... Read More
Warming Up A Cold Hedgehog

Warming Up A Cold Hedgehog

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 harm than good. A warm, gentle heat... Read More
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