Giving Your Hedgehog Treats

Hedgehog statues with apples

You go out for ice cream every once in a while or buy yourself a chocolate bar. You like to eat yummy things. Your hedgehog does, too. Hedgehogs LOVE treats. But just like you were never allowed to have ice cream for dinner, your hedgehog shouldn’t be receiving treats unless s/he’s eating a balanced diet first. When to Give Your …

How to Help Your Hedgehog Lose Weight – Obese Hedgehogs

Obese hedgehog

Hedgehogs can become fat and overweight if they don’t get enough exercise and eat too many fatty foods and treats. Obesity in hedgehogs is a common and dangerous problem that can cause many complications. It is possible to treat hedgehog obesity and prevent it from occurring again in the future. In today’s post, you’ll learn what causes hedgehog obesity and …

What Do Hedgehogs Eat?

hedgehog eating from pink food bowl.

IMPORTANT: This is for adult African Pygmy Hedgehogs. For baby hedgehogs, read this post. Hedgehogs are natural insectivores (insect eaters), but this doesn’t mean that you need to buy and feed your hedgehog bugs and insects. But if not, fresh insects, what do you feed your hedgehog? Commercial foods are the first hedgehog feeding options to come to mind. However, …

How to Stop a Biting Hedgehog

How to Stop a Biting Hedgehog

Hedgehogs aren’t natural biters. However, just because they don’t usually bite, doesn’t mean they won’t. Hedgehogs don’t bite unless there’s a reason behind it. As the owner, you’ll want to solve this problem quickly to keep your fingers intact. Why Is Your Hedgehog Biting You? You can’t stop a biting hedgehog without knowing why s/he’s biting. You have to first find …

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 …

Can You Keep Two (Or More) Hedgehogs In One Cage?

Hedgehogs are not social animals. In the wild, they live alone and it is preferred they live that way in captivity. However, sometimes one may want to house two hedgehogs together and that is possible, depending on a few things. Never house a male and female together unless they are spayed and neutered. They should only be left together for …

Do Hedgehogs Smell?

Something a lot of people worry about when getting a new pet is the smell. Many pets are just too stinky to live with. The good news: Hedgehogs aren’t one of them. Hedgehogs have no body odor. They don’t stink at all. Although hedgehogs don’t clean themselves, they are clean animals. They usually go to the bathroom in one place, …

How To Bond With Your Hedgehog

Hedgehogs make great pets, but you won’t be able to enjoy your hedgehog fully if you don’t bond. Bonding with your hedgehog will make you love your pet more and your hedgehog love you. Imagine sitting in a room with a complete stranger, you wouldn’t be comfortable, but once you get to know each other, you become to enjoy their …

Traveling With Hedgehogs Checklist

Are you traveling with your hedgehog?Read the Complete Guide To Traveling With Hedgehogs, then download the checklist and you’re ready to go! ​Get The Traveling With Hedgehogs Checklist!

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 …