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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 …

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Do Hedgehogs Like to be Held?

Hedgehogs are a popular pet yet not many people are aware of how to handle them. These tiny little cute creatures are too hard to resist and anyone would want to hold them in their palms. But the question is, should you? The truth is that hedgehogs take their sweet time to adjust to a new owner. Like any other …

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How Can You Tell if a Hedgehog is Pregnant

Hedgehogs breeding can be both the most beautifully rewarding and also the most saddening thing that you could do.There are really very few things that you can do that will have such a profound effect on you with its near unpredictability and gut-wrenching possibilities. Watching baby hedgehog of any sort come to life can be a beautiful experience. But to …