Welcome to Hedgehog Tips

On this site, you will be able to find all you need to know about hedgehogs; their cages or housing, different types and colors, breeding, caring, food and informative health pages.

You can also browse here different kind of interesting articles that covers many aspects about your hedgehogs like games, products, videos and a lot more.

This site will be your reference for those considering of having a hedgehog as pet or for those already have a one. It provides general information and descriptions of a hedgehogs needs.

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European vs. African Hedgehogs

The majority of hedgehogs bred in North America are African pygmy hedgehogs, which are themselves a hybrid of two wild African species - the 4-toed or white-bellied hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) and the Algerian hedgehog (Atelerix algirus).

As the name pygmy would suggest, these animals are on the small side, typically weighing 300-700 grams and measuring 6-9 inches in length. Though many color variations are possible, the traditional coloration is a white-furred belly with black and white banded quills.

List of Harmful Foods for Hedgehogs

It never happened before but today was different. There was no usual movement of spikes in the cage, some raisins left uneaten, and Prickles, the hedgehog, was lying on its back. You touched it and there was no response. You poked it again, but the same reaction came. Your heart raced. Prickles was dead.

And that was the end of the dream.

Daily Play and Exercise

Now to the fun part of hedgehog care: Playtime! If you get your hedgehog on a regular schedule, you’ll likely find him waiting for you at the cage door when playtime comes around. The nature of your play is going to depend a lot on the interests and personality of your particular animal, but in every case variety is key.

Hedgehogs are intelligent and inquisitive animals that enjoy exploring new things.