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Can Hedgehogs Eat Dog Food?

Hedgehogs aren’t common pets like cats and dogs. With the latter, we already tend to know what to feed them and which food items to skip. Exotic animals raise much more confusion. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the relationship between hedgehogs, dog food, and other (in)appropriate food options. No, dog food isn’t a good or healthy …

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What you need to know about Hedgehog Reproduction?

Hedgehogs used to reproduce solely in the wild because apparently… they are animals of the wild. Hedgehogs generally have a gestation period of about thirty-five days and an average litter of four to five baby hedgehogs who are born blind and deaf. They often weigh about fifteen to twenty grams at birth and depend on the mother for all sorts …

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Can Hedgehogs Hurt You?

Some people can’t understand the following: why on Earth would someone take a pet that could easily hurt them? You know, the sharp spikes and all! Well, the truth isn’t that black and white. While hedgehogs do carry sharp spines in their defensive toolbox, it doesn’t follow that hedgehogs are dangerous or will easily hurt you. In this article, we’ll …

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Should a Hedgehog be Out During The Day?

Hedgehogs are quickly becoming a popular option as pets. They can be kept in a small cage like a hamster and are a lot of fun to play with. A hedgehog costs about $200 but some might be priced higher or lower based on type and age. While there is no exact figure that shows the number of hedgehog pets …

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How Do You Hold A Hedgehog?

Just holding a hedgehog seems like a daunting task for many people. Hedgehogs may be really cute, but you can’t ignore the fact they are spiky as well. Would you get easily pierced when lifting up a hedgehog and putting her in your lap? In this post, we’ll cover all the essential recommendations about handling a hedgehog. After going through …

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Do Hedgehogs Need Shots And Regular Veterinary Care?

New hedgehogs owners often ponder whether their hedgehogs need vaccinations like cats or dogs. Plus, some exotic animals need regular check-ups at the vet to ensure there’s no unexpected medical trouble. In this post, you’ll learn all about the vaccination needs and general veterinary care for pet hedgehogs. After reading this article, we are sure you’ll be more confident in …

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How do Hedgehogs Get Mites?

Mites are tiny creatures that can attack a hedgehog and cause it to fall sick. Mites can be white, red or black in color and are very tiny, hence can be difficult to spot. They can disturb your pet hedgehogs leaving behind dark red spots and rashes. Mites not only harm their skin but also affect the spines, hair, and. …

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Are Hedgehogs Friendly? How to Be Friends With Your Pet

There are over 15 species of hedgehogs and not all of them can be kept as pets as some can be “not friendly”. African Pygmy is the most popular choice due to its friendly behavior, however, there are some other good options. However, remember that like any other animal, hedgehogs take time to open up and get comfortable around new …

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All Your Questions Answered About Hedgehog Quills

What’s the defining physical trait of hedgehogs? Many people agree it’s their quills, or spikes, as some prefer to call them. Countless tales and drawings feature hedgehogs’ quills in action. Take the ubiquitous, yet false, children’s book illustrations of hedgehogs carrying apples or mushrooms on their back, for example. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth approach to all the …

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Are Hedgehogs Dangerous?

Briefly About Hedgehogs and Humans Until recently, hedgehogs used to be wild animals. This was not because they were likely to be dangerous like lions or snakes. However, it was more because of the fact that people didn’t understand them enough yet or had not really developed the interest in breeding them in captivity for as pets. Today, hedgehogs have …