How To Bathe A Hedgehog + Nail Trimming

There comes a time in every hedgehog’s life, that s/he is just too dirty, s/he can’t live with him/herself. S/he’s been wearing poopy boots for long enough. Not only are those stinky, they’re also not very fashionable. S/he really needs a bath. Bath Time: Hedgehogs, unlike many animals, do not clean themselves. Keeping your hedgehog clean is your responsibility. The problem is …

How To Handle An Aggressive Hedgehog

Hedgehogs aren’t aggressive pets. Yet, they can become aggressive if they feel threatened. It’s just self-defense! Hedgehogs show their aggression by hissing and clicking. Sometimes, you hedgehog might bite you after hissing and clicking. (Read How to Stop a Biting Hedgehog) Dealing with an aggressive hedgehog can be tiresome in the beginning, but with bonding and patience, even the most …

Taking Care Of A Pregnant Hedgehog

Congratulations! You’re hedgehog is pregnant, but just how do you take care of her? Taking care of a pregnant hedgehog is simple in the beginning and gets a bit trickier near the end of the pregnancy. What Are The Signs Of Hedgehog Pregnancy? Wait, you aren’t sure your hedgehog is pregnant? Here’s how to find out. The most noticeable sign …

How To Breed Hedgehogs

Before you decide to breed hedgehogs, it is very important that you know about the responsibility that comes with breeding hedgehogs. You also need to know who’s going to take care of the babies. Both the mother and the babies need lots and lots of care. Having hedgehog babies (aka hoglets) is a huge responsibility. If your pet hedgehog is …

Hibernation And Estivation In Hedgehogs

Hibernation: passing the winter in a dormant or inactive condition. Estivation: prolonged dormancy of an animal during a hot or dry period.   In the wild hedgehogs hibernate when the temperature gets too cool. However, in captivity, their attempts at hibernation are dangerous. Estivation is rare for pet hedgehogs but just as dangerous. In captivity, hedgehogs should be kept in a controlled …

When To Take Your Hedgehog To The Vet?

It is always best to be prepared in advance, you should have a trusted vet, one you can seek help from even on weekends, off hours and holidays. Few vets have training on treating hedgehogs, so be sure that the vet you choose has experience with hedgehogs. If your hedgehog is sick, the less you handle it the better. Be …

Baby Hedgehogs : All You Need To Know

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Baby hedgehogs are unbelievably cute, but what do you know about them? Here’s all you need to know about baby hedgehogs (hoglets). In the wild The hedgehog mating season is between late April to September, mainly in May and June. Hedgehogs stay pregnant for 35-58 days (5-8 weeks), and the average litter is four to five hoglets — baby hedgehogs. Hedgehogs …