How To Dress Up Your Hedgehog

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Hedgehogs are cute and they’re even cuter when wearing tiny costumes. I mean just look at this little cutie.

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With Halloween coming up, I know you want to dress your hedgie up.

Making Your Hedgehog A Costume

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There aren’t many places where you can find costumes made especially for hedgehogs; most hedgehog costumes you see are handmade. However, you could buy costumes for made for small guinea pigs.

You don’t have to have excellent sewing skills to dress up your hedgehog. You can easily make a costume out of felt and fabric glue. If you know how to knit or crochet, you could make them one that way. Colored paper and strings can also work well.

Hedgehogs can also wear hats, bows, and flowers. You can usually find cute, tiny accessories at build-a-bear.

Tutorials for other pet costumes can be sized down to have them fit your hedgehog. There are endless ways you can make your hedgehog clothes.

Cautions About Hedgehog Clothing

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Hedgehog safety is our first priority, even during playtime. There are things you need to keep in mind when you’re dressing up your hedgehog.

  1. Hedgehog clothes should never be tight. You want your hedgehog to be able to move comfortably. You don’t want your hedgehog getting hurt if it tries to roll up into a ball.
  2. Don’t leave your hedgehog in costume for long. Your hedgehog’s quills could fall off, become bent, and its skin could become inflamed and red.
  3. Some hedgehogs don’t like wearing clothes. If your hedgehog is annoyed by the costume you put on it, respect your hedgehog’s wish and take it off.
  4. Be careful your hedgehog’s toe or tooth can’t get stuck in the fabric. This could hurt your hedgehog.
  5. Hedgehog costumes should be for the body and head only. Don’t make a costume that covers its face and legs.

That’s all you need to know about dressing up your hedgehog.

You can see adorable dressed-up hedgehogs in our gallery. Add a picture of your own hedgehog.

 

Happy Halloween!