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Things to watch out for when your Hedgehog is sick:

Posted on: June 10th, 2021 by
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It has come to my attention that this might need to be said especially for first time owners. Hedgehogs hide their diseases really well so pet owners should be very attune to monitoring their weight for their well being. 1. If your hedgehog is sick / lethargic in anyway… its NOT normal if they aren’t eating on their own. Please make sure to WEIGHT them daily Continue reading the story "Things to watch out for when your Hedgehog is sick:"

Cage Accessories

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by
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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. 1. Super Pet Igloo:

Hedgehog Snacks/Treats

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by
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This post has been edited and updated. DO NOT FEED YOUR HEDGEHOG FRUITS or VEGETABLES. Hedgehogs can't digest cellulose (plant matter) efficiently. Feeding the African Pygmy Hedgehog fruits or veggies can put your hedgehog at risk. A breeder has a recent necropsy report on a hedgehog that died from eating strawberries! The seeds impacted the small intestine, stopped the blood supply, and killed the hedgehog.

Nail Trimming

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by
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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.   Nail TrimContinue reading the story "Nail Trimming"

Bedding and Nesting

Posted on: March 26th, 2010 by
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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. Continue reading the story "Bedding and Nesting"

Housing your Pet

Posted on: March 26th, 2010 by
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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"