What are Hedgehogs?

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions
Question Answer
Can I house my hedgehogs together? Please do not house your hedgehogs together. They will fight over territory.
Can I fill the sink with water and float them? Do not "float" your hedgehog. It will cause it extreme stress and put it as risk for pneumonia.
How often should I give my hog mealworms? Mealworms are high in fat and not very nutrious. Give them as a treat once in a while.
My hedgehog is looking sick. What should I do? Take your hog to a vet who specializes in exotic pets. They will know what to do.
How much do hedgehogs cost? Hedgehogs vary in price, but they are usually sold for $200 each. You can get them for less money if you adopt an older one, though.
I want to make money by breeding hedgehogs. How should I do it? It is not a smart idea to breed hedgehogs for money. You will need more than 3 females to make a profit and even then you need a license. It also has little pay off most of the time.
My hedgehog is starting to wobble. What is wrong? Your hedgehog could potentially have Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome. This is similar to MS in people. Take your hedgie to the vet to get them checked out.
My hedgehog doesn't like me. What should I do? Each hedgehog has its own personality. They are prey animals, so many of them will be fearful and huff at you to protect themselves. Frequent handling and patience is needed in order to get your hog to trust you.