Positive and Negative Aspects of Own...

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Positive Aspects of Hedgehog Ownership The typical pet hedgehog weighs between 6 ounces and 2 pounds and requires approximately the same amount of space as a guinea pig. Hedgehogs don’t bark or squawk and won’t disturb their...

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...

Positive Aspects Of Hedgehog Ownersh...

Sep 2, 2013 by

They don’t need to be walked or require a large amount of space for them to exercise. Most hedgehogs clean themselves through a process of licking, scratching, and shaking and seldom need bathed. Hedgehogs are quiet by nature,...

Human Allergic Reactions To Hedgehog...

Jul 23, 2013 by

Introduction We are often asked about allergic reactions and hedgehogs. Many potential customers want to know whether or not hedgehogs are good pets for someone who is allergic to cats and dogs.  A quick search on the internet will...

Zoonotic Diseases

Jul 15, 2013 by

Illness Potential To Humans Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Any animal has potential to transmit illness to humans, just like humans can spread contagious diseases to other humans....

Pets For Youth & Children

Jun 13, 2013 by

Hedgehogs can be absolutely wonderful pets for adults, youth, and children alike.  However, hedgehogs can also be one of the worst pets for the wrong person of any age. Are Hedgehogs Good Pets For Children? Each child and family will...

Cleanliness

May 27, 2013 by

Naturally Clean Some hedgehogs are naturally clean and tidy. They use their litter pans faithfully and leave their cages pretty much as their owners arrange them. Other hedgehogs are slobs! They will try to defy every attempt...

The Best Pet Test

May 25, 2013 by

This fun test is designed to introduce topics to potential hedgehog owners to ensure a hedgehog is a good choice as a pet. I live where exotic pets are illegal but I doubt I will get caught. exotic pets are illegal but it is unlikely...

Personality Of Hedgehogs When Making...

May 22, 2013 by

Overview Each hedgehog will have its own personality. That personality can be shaped and molded through proper handling. The personality you see at the time of purchase may change and develop over time depending on how you handle...

Socialization & Pet Potential

May 21, 2013 by

Socialization Defined All hedgehog pet owners want a well-socialized hedgehog, but the term “well socialized” can have different meanings and contexts. Most hedgehog enthusiasts consider a socialized hedgehog to be one that uncurls,...

Where To Purchase & What To Loo...

May 21, 2013 by

Where to Purchase Hedgehogs can be found in a few pet stores, through brokers at flea markets or animal sales, or they can be purchased directly from breeders When buying animals, we recommend that you check out the source. Observe...

The Hedgehog Owner Test

May 21, 2013 by

Questions Hedgehogs kept as pets in the United States are the domestic “pygmy” version of the wild European hedgehog. a hybrid of the Algerian and White Bellied African hedgehog. cousins to the American Porcupine. endangered in their...

Legality Of Owning & Selling Ex...

May 21, 2013 by

Legality of Exotic Pets Each state, city, township, or municipality may have their own restrictions on exotic animal ownership. Most exotics, including hedgehogs, are prohibited in Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii.  We...

Ownership Considerations

May 21, 2013 by

Introduction The information presented here is based on hedgehogs in general. There are always exceptions to guidelines in the animal world, but we have tried to provide tips and suggestions for a great start with your new pet....

Hedgehogs & Other Pets

May 21, 2013 by

 According to Lianne McLeod, DVM, former About.com Guide, “African pygmy hedgehogs are pretty well-equipped to defend themselves from other pets and seem to tolerate other pets quite well.” A huffing and puffing ball of prickles may...

The Hedgehog As A Classroom Pet

May 17, 2013 by

 Introduction A hedgehog can make a wonderful classroom pet,ONLY under certain conditions. Some teachers do an outstanding job with their hedgehog in the classroom. If the hedgehog is well socialized and easy to handle, it can...

Pet History

May 17, 2013 by

 History in the United States The first recorded hedgehog in the United States was a female European hedgehog displayed at the New York Zoological Society in 1900. In 1946, the New York Zoo imported a long-eared hedgehog from Cyprus....

Training Potential

May 15, 2013 by

Misconceptions Hedgehogs are obviously not like dogs or cats. However, many people purchase hedgehogs expecting them to behave like dogs or cats. Do not expect your hedgehog to come when called, learn tricks (at least not ones that...