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Do Hedgehogs Need A Wheel?

Sometimes new hedgehog owners buy a cage complete with food bowls and other important essentials. But they forget about the exercise wheel! In this post, among other things, we’ll take a closer look at what makes a proper exercise wheel and when is the right time to allow hoglets on the wheel. Yes, hedgehogs absolutely need an exercise wheel! It’s …

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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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Can Hedgehogs Give You Diseases?

Nowadays, there’s more and more talk about zoonoses. These are diseases that animals can give to humans. In this post, we’ll give you a neutral overview of the most common questions and answers regarding hedgehogs and the possible diseases they can transmit to people. Can hedgehogs give you diseases? Yes, hedgehogs can give you diseases! The most common diseases include …

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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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How Do You Litter Train A Hedgehog?

Many new hedgehog owners are baffled by this question. Is it even possible to litter train your hedgehog? And if yes, then how on Earth do you start training them? In this article, we’ll go over all the typical questions and worries regarding the hedgehogs’ litter training. It won’t be an easy task, but we are sure that after reading …