MEET THE HEDGEHOG

There are two types of hedgehogs: European hedgehogs and African pygmy hedgehogs - the latter being the kind we most commonly keep as pets. Hedgehogs have recently become famous from cute internet videos but they are so much more than a sweet face and a ball of quills!

Lifespan

2 - 4 years

Good With Kids

Older children

Space Requirement

Medium

Time Needed Outside Cage

Medium

Potty Trainability

Low

Diet Difficulty

Medium

Care Difficulty

High

Cleanliness

Low

Human Interaction Needs

Low

Cuddliness

Low

CARE GUIDES

ADOPTABLE HEDGEHOGS

ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Dimensions

1 hedgehog: 4 sq feet

Other Notes

- Be sure to place in a warm room free from drafts and direct sunlight

- Wire floors must be covered (we recommend fleece)

- No wood bedding of any kind

- Bar spacing must be 1/2” or smaller 

Required Enrichment

Wheel

Cozy item/bed

Hide (igloo, box, etc)

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