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Nutritional requirements for a captive Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec is fairly simple. This is an area that will evolve over time. Good results have been achieved feeding a various mix of dry cat foods, a variety of bugs such as mealworms, wax worms and scrambled eggs. Some folks also feed crickets, cockroaches and hissing roaches. A variety of different foods … Continue reading the story "Tenrec Care"
I recommend downloading this informative Hedgehog Book compiled by Kimberly Goertzen. Your one stop source for hedgehog care. This book is available for Direct Download.
Hedgehogs like to burrow and hide. Provide your little friend a cool hideout.
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This seems to be a highly sought after topic especially with first time hedgehog owners.
An average time for trimming hedgehog's nails would be around 3 weeks.
Here are some photos to show you how your hedgehog's nails suppose to look the "normal" way. Always make sure to have kwik stop with you in case of accidents.
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The most important factor is choosing the right kind of Bedding for your Hedgehog.
Now you have to remember, different hedgehogs are different. Some may have skin allergies and some may not. Some people like to use wood shavings versus paper materials or even liners. You would never really know what your hedgehog would react to until you try it.
Hedgehogs are excellent climbers. They require a cage with no wires to climb on nor wires underneath that might get their feet/neck caught. If using a wired cage refer to this page: Wired Cages
Hedgehogs do not like very big cages UNLESS you add a lot of hiding spot for them. They are prey animals so too big of a … Continue reading the story "Housing your Pet"