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Why Do Hedgehogs Curl Up In A Ball?

Have you ever seen a hedgehog that resembles a cushion of needles? If you have a pet hedgehog, then the chances of this happening are very high. In many cases, your hedgie will roll into a ball. And it can take some time until they calm down and resume their normal posture. In this post, we’ll go over the reasons …

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Are Hedgehogs Good Family Pets?

Pets are like family members. But not all pets are good for families. And that’s especially true when it comes to certain exotic animals. These pets don’t handle too much attention because they haven’t been domesticated for a long period of time. In this article, we’ll find out if hedgehogs fit into this category of pets. You’ll learn all about …

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Do Cats And Hedgehogs Get Along?

Hedgehogs have gained immense popularity as exotic pets in the past few years. Their cute little faces have been intriguing many people and unlike most animals, they grow up to be extremely cute adults. The most common type of hedgehog species used for the pet trade is the African pygmy hedgehog. Technically speaking, most hedgehog species can be friends with …

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How do hedgehogs protect themselves?

Hedgehogs are small animals, which makes them vulnerable prey for various predators. All the animals in nature have evolved to have some sort of protective mechanism. The wilderness is a cruel place. Without proper defense, both smaller and bigger animals may end up as victims. In this article, you’ll learn about different ways how hedgehogs protect themselves. It’s especially useful …

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Do hedgehogs have fleas?

Short answer: do hedgehogs have fleas? Yes, hedgehogs can have fleas! They may carry fleas that are more specific to their own species. But they could get infected by fleas that used dogs, cats, or other animals as former hosts. Fortunately, there are remedies for flea infestation. You just have to make sure not to use products dangerous for hedgehogs. …

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Is it cruel to have a pet hedgehog?

Pet rights social movement is real. Nowadays, there is a lot of discussion surrounding pet ownership. Some people are worried that having more exotic pets in our homes stands for cruel animal treatment. Others are sure that it all boils down to individual owners. Our take is this: you can have exotic pets, including hedgehogs, without resorting to the use …

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Can you pick up a hedgehog?

But they are so spiky! Really sharp! That’s a common reaction from many people who have never held a hedgehog. In reality, although hedgehogs are spiky, the owners have to handle them on a regular basis. The handling includes picking hedgehogs up and holding them for an extended time period. This may sound scary at first, but actually it’s not …

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What kind of toys do hedgehogs like?

Would you imagine a life without any entertainment? Well, the chances are that neither would your hedgehog. Today, there’s more talk than ever about animal life enrichment. You can take practical steps to engage your prickly buddy in fun activities. One of the ways is to give them nice toys. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at possible …

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Can I use cat litter for my hedgehog?

Finding suitable pet products for your hedgehog isn’t always easy. Sometimes you need to substitute a certain food or toy because there aren’t any available for hedgies. For example, many owners resort to handing out certain types of cat food to their prickly buddies. You may wonder whether you can use cat litter for your hedgehog. No need to browse …

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What do hedgehogs need in a cage?

Are you planning to get a pet hedgehog? They are different from many other pets. But these spiky and furry balls of joy make for great companions if you do all the necessary homework before getting one. A part of this planning concerns hedgehogs cages. Obviously, your hedgie needs a place to live. But how to know what your prickly …