Hedgehog Friendly Vets – USA and Abroad...

Jan 20, 2016 by

Here is a link to Hedgehog Welfare Society’s list of Hedgehog Veterinarian list: http://www.hedgehogwelfare.org/veterinarians.asp You will still want to do your own research when looking for a vet for your hedgehog, but here is a great place to...

Hedgehog Shows in the United States

Jan 3, 2014 by

 Hedgehogs have slowly gained in popularity as pets since they first came to the United States in the 1980’s.   Several hedgehog clubs have formed, reorganized, divided and reorganized over the past two decades.  Most clubs or groups are fairly small and have national memberships of members that are of similar beliefs, interests, and/or care and husbandry practices.  Some groups for example focus on the rescue and re-homing of older animals that are in need of permanent homes, others are chat type forums for pet hedgehog enthusiasts, whereas other groups are geared more toward breeders. The two main organizations that hold “ sanctioned shows” are the Hedgehog World Group and the International Hedgehog Association.  I personally have had the privilege to attend shows put on by both organizations.  At the time of this writing the Hedgehog World organization will host two shows this year and the International Hedgehog Association hosted one show this past April and will host yet another this Fall.  Shows typically offer seven color classes with a Junior and Senior division for each gender.  Shows typically host 25-100 hedgehogs and 25-50 participants. Shows in and of themselves have several purposes.  The International Hedgehog Association describes the benefits and purposes of shows on their site: http://hedgehogclub.com/why.html 6/20/11 … the number one benefit of hedgehog shows is public education and promotion. By bringing everyone together at shows, owners talk with one another and with...