Many pet stores and libraries do not have the most current resources and, therefore, do not have the most accurate hedgehog information.
Unfortunately, some of the books on the market and web pages on the Internet are out of date, and contain inaccurate and even harmful information.
Antigone Means-Burleson published a book titled The Hedgehog Primer. This book has all the latest and most up to date information concerning hedgehogs and hedgehog care. This book may be purchased directly from Hedgehog Valley or here at Millermeade Farms.
My favorite book that can be found in pet stores is by Dawn Wrobel with Dr. Susan Brown: Hedgehogs: Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet. It is a small, hardback book published by Howell House (copyright 1997).
Reeve, N: Hedgehgos. T & AD Poyser, London 1997.
The International Hedgehog Association www.hedgehogclub.com
The Hedgehog Welfare Society www.hedgehogwelfare.org
Laura Ledet www.angelfire.com/wa2/commeetmyfamily or http://tinyurl.com/ptoe
Pet Info Packets: Hedgehogs http://petinfopackets.com/hedgehogs/hedgehoginfopacket.html
Hoefer HL: Clinical Approach to the Pet Hedgehog. In Proceedings of the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, 2001.
Lightfoot T: Dermatopathy in Hedgehogs. Exotic DVM 1998 Premiere Issue
Other Veterinary Professional Articles and Books
Allen ME: The nutrition of insectivorous mammals. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Oakland, CA 1992, pp 113-115
Arnemo, J.M.; soli N.E.: chemical immobilization of free-ranging European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus). J.Zoo Wildl. Med. 26 (2): 246-251; 1995.
Bedford JM, Mock OB, Nagdas, SK, Winfrey, VP, Olson GE, Reproductive characteristics of the African pygmy hedgehog, Atelerix albiventris. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility (2000) 120, 143-150
Benenson AS, ed. Salmonellosis. In: Control of communicable diseases manual. 16th ed. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 1995:410-15.
Bennett, RA. University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine; Gainesville, fL 32610-0126 (*)
Brodie, E.D. III et al.: Breeding the African Hedgehog Atelerix pruneri in captivity. International Zoo Yearbook 22. the Zoological society of London, London, England 1982; pp 195-197.
Boeuer WJ: Insectivora, in Wallach J, Boeuer WJ (eds): Diseases of exotic Animals, edical and Surgical Management. Philadelphia, Saunders, pp 653-662.
Brown, S.A.; Rosenthal, K.L.: Self-aAssesment Color Review of small Mammals. Iowa State University Press, Ames, 1997; pp 14-15
Buergelt CD: Neoplasms in captive hedgehgs. Vet Med 96 (7): 524-527 2001.
Bunnell, T. The Importance of Faecal Indices in Assessing Gastrointestinal Parasite Infestation and Bacterial Infection in the Hedehog (Erinaceus europaeus).
Bunnell, T. Tea Tree antiseptic cream: A new treatment for ringworm and sarcoptic mange in the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, July 2000, Vol 19, No. 2, pp 29-31
Bunnell, T. Treatment for ringworm and sarcoptic mange in the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). The Rehabilitator, British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, Newsletter 30, Winter 2000
Bunnell, T. An effective, harmless treatment for tick (Ixodes hexagonus).
Bunnell, T. Susceptibility of juvenile hedgehogs to disease; some observations.
Butler r. Monotremes and marsupials: bacterial diseases. In: Fowler ME, ed. Zoo and wild animal medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Company, 1986;575
Campbell T: Intestinal Candidiasis in an African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) Exotic Pet Practice Volume 2 Issue 10 October 1997 p 79
Campbell T: Uterine Neoplasia in two African hedgehogs. Exotic Pet Practice Volume 4 Issue 4 April 1999 page 31
Canada Communicable Disease Report. African pygmy Hedgehog – Associated Salmonella Tilene in Canada. 1 September 1997. pp129-132. Vol. 23-17
Carpenter, J.W. et al.: Hedgehogs. Exotic animal Formulary, 2nd Ed. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa
deMaar, t.W. et al.: Chagas’ disease in an African Hedgehog. Proc. Am assoc. Zoo vet./Assoc. reptilian amphibian Vet., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1194’pp 151-153.
Done LB, Dietze M, Crafield M, et al: Necropsy lesions by body systems in African hedgehogs: Clues to clinical diagnosis. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Oakland, CA 1992, pp 110-112
Donnelly T, Nastase R. Skin Lesions in an African Hedgehog. Lab Animal Volume 29, No 7 pp 21-22.