Care for a pet hedgehog

by Tammy Gagne

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers in Hockessin, Del

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 203
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 30) and index.

Other titlesHow to convince your parents you can-- care for a pet hedgehog
StatementTammy Gagne
SeriesA Robbie reader. How to convince your parents you can--, Robbie reader
LC ClassificationsSF459.H43 G34 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24546823M
ISBN 101584157984
ISBN 109781584157984
LC Control Number2009027349

The legality of owning a pet hedgehog should be verified with the prospective owner's local animal control office. The following is a list of locations where it is illegal to own a hedgehog. By African Pygmy hedgehog, this list is referring to the domesticated hedgehog commonly bred and sold as pets, not a specific breed of hedgehog from Africa. How to Care for Hedgehogs Hedgehogs are relatively easy pets to look after, but still require lots of attention and care. Get tips on nutrition, health, behavior, supplies and more and learn how to be a responsible owner. Caring For A Pet Hedgehog. Share. Tweet. Pin it. There is only one species of hedgehog that is designed to be kept happily in captivity, and that is the African pygmy hedgehog, a hybrid breed of two other African hedgehog species. These are now becoming very popular as pets across the world and within the UK, and are undeniably adorable and. When the hedgehog is outside the cage, remember to separate your hedgehog from other four-legged housemates who might attack or play too rough. Similarly, supervise children to avoid accidental injury. Veterinary Visits for Hedgies. Like cats and dogs, hedgehogs also need regular veterinary visits.

For most homeowners seeking a domestic pet, dogs or cats are usually the first choice. However, one animal that is often overlooked yet serves as a wonderful domestic animal is a hedgehog. These animals are easy to care for and provide a bundle of joy for their owners. Whether you are looking to buy a new pet for yourself or someone dear to you. To find a hedgehog up for adoption, head on over to Pet Finder and type “Hedgehog” into the breed area, along with your location. Another option is to keep a look out for postings for hedgehogs in your area on Craigslist. Thank you, Rene Wang Photography, for the hedgehog photo featured above! - Explore momof3b1g's board "Hedgehogs", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Cute hedgehog, Hedgehog, Hedgehog pet pins. In captivity, our pet hedgehogs need a food that is more convenient to feed than live bugs, but is equally as high in protein and low in fat content. For many years hedgehog breeders and pet owners relied upon certain poultry based dry cat foods as the main diet of hedgehogs.

The hedgehog that is now kept as a pet in North America is the four-toed hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) from Central Africa. Since there are no native species of hedgehog in either Canada or the United States, many people still mistake the domestic hedgehog for the porcupine - an entirely different and unrelated animal. Wild hedgehogs have been living in Africa forever but only in recent years have they been kept as pets. Most North American pet hedgehogs,typically called African pygmy hedgehogs,were bredfrom African species and are considered domesticated. These little animals can make terrific companions when housed and fed appropriately, and their.

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Unlike porcupines, though, hedgehogs are legal to own as pets in most states. Owning a hedgehog is surprisingly easy. In addition to a food bowl and a water bottle, all you need to buy for this animal is a cage with some fun hiding spots inside it. Since they are nocturnal, hedgehogs are awake in the evening hours when you are home from school.

Don t be startled if your hedgehog rolls into a ball when you Author: Tammy Gagne. Hedgehogs: The Essential Guide to Ownership & Care for Your Pet (Hedgehog Care): Pellham, Kate H: : Books. Read this book and over 1 million others with a Kindle Unlimited membership. Read with Kindle Unlimited/5(39).

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Read, enjoy, and share this site with other owners. If you've decided a hedgie would be a good pet for you, or are on the lookout for new supplies for your hedgehog, you can support us by ordering specialized pet hedgehog diets and products from our company.

Caring for Care for a pet hedgehog book African Pygmy Hedgehogs. Adrienne Kruzer, RVT, has worked with a variety of animals for over 15 years, including birds of prey, reptiles, and small mammals. African pygmy hedgehogs make unique pets. Pet hedgehogs are unique animals so they also make unique pets.

Domesticated hedgehogs are common pets and CostFreak quotes hedgehog costs at about $ to $ You can also take care of wild hedgehogs by providing them supplementary food, clean water, and a. All the items your need to care for a pet hedgehog.

Food & Diet All the foods required for a healthy and nutritious diet. Cage & Habitat Everything your pet needs to have a fun and safe home. Health & Illness Some of the more common health issues that could affect your pet.

Handling & Grooming How to handle your hedgehog, bath him, and trim his nails. To take care of a hedgehog, you’ll need a cage that’s at least 4 feet ( cm) long and 2 feet (61 cm) wide.

The bigger the cage the better. Line the bottom of the cage with paper bedding, like recycled newspaper, and place an enclosed shelter in it so your hedgehog 89%(38).

While you can’t do a lot about genetics, you can help keep your pet hedgehog safe by feeding them a balanced diet high in protein, familiarizing yourself with common ailments, accessing veterinary care, and keeping them safe from other pets and outdoor predators.

Vanderlip has provided veterinary care to exotic, wild, and domestic animals for more than 30 years. She has published in scientific journals and has authored more than 20 books on pet care.

Vanderlip has kept African Pygmy and European Hedgehogs as pets and has cared for numerous hedgehogs /5(74). A hedgehog needs the correct food and a proper habitat to live a long, happy, and healthy life.

Before bringing him home you should have his cage set up and ready with food available. Below is a list of items you will need to care for your pet.

Habitat A cage that is at least 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. That is the. Learn All About Hedgehog Care and Hedgehogs Today only, get this handbook for just $ Regularly priced at $ Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

Learn how to take proper care of your new pet hedgehog for a healthy and happy pet Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn in This Book Origins and colors of hedgehogs/5(14). All hedgehogs should be provided with a smooth-sided wheel to run in (not a wire wheel, so as not to get their toes caught), as well as a hiding spot, such as an upside-down wooden box with a cut out door, or a plastic “igloo” for rodents, which can be found in most pet stores.

Hedgehogs’ cages should be spot-cleaned daily to keep them free of fecal contamination and leftover food debris, and. Hedgehogs: The Essential Guide to Ownership & Care for Your Pet (Hedgehog Care): : Pellham, Kate H: Books.

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Learn more/5(69). In a pinch, you could use any vented box to transport your hedgehog on trips to the vet or short car trips. However, since you've made the commitment to care for this precious animal, we recommend a well constructed carrier with a handle. One of the things that your hedgehog needs is love.

And that's something you don't have to put on a checklist. Go hedgehog wild --Learning more about hedgehogs --Finding a hedgehog --Before making up your mind. Series Title: Robbie reader., How to convince your parents you can--Other Titles: How to convince your parents you can-- care for a pet hedgehog: Responsibility: Tammy Gagne.

If you are at a pet store choosing a hedgehog, look for the ones with bright eyes and display signs of curiosity. If the hedgehog looks lethargic or tired, chances are it will not make a good pet, and in fact may be s: Learn All About Hedgehog Care and Hedgehogs Today only, get this handbook for just $ Regularly priced at $ Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

Learn how to take proper care of your new pet hedgehog for a healthy and happy pet Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn in This Book /5(12).

Your pet hedgehog just made a spitball. Is that normal. This book introduces readers to the ins and outs of care for a pet hedgehog. Readers will get information to help them decide if a hedgehog is the right pet for them as well as the how-to's of caring for hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs have been domesticated for many years. The hedgehog has a short life span and is solitary in nature. But in spite of this, it is very popular amongst pet enthusiasts across the world. Hedgehogs have many qualities that make them endearing as pets.

But at the same time, they can display some characteristics that can confuse the pet :   Hedgehogs must have clean, fresh water to drink and can’t have milk because they are lactose intolerant.

Just like with any other pet, remember to keep an eye out for any signs of disease or odd behavior. With the right care, your hedgehog can be a fun, playful companion for many years. PAH3 is in the works. I began work on compiling the 3rd edition of Pet African Hedgehogs in early Here is a link to details about the new book, what to expect, and how to.

You should take your hedgehog out for at least 30 minutes each evening to socialize, explore supervised, or even just snuggle on your lap while you read a book or watch your favorite TV show. To learn more about having hedgehogs as pets, click here. Hedgehog Care Information. Next, you may want to read about pet hedgehog dietary guidelines.

Yet as pets, hedgehogs have only become popular in the last few decadeswhich is a shame, considering how playful and affectionate they can be. Hedgehogs are hearty and low-maintenance pets. As their popularity in the From the weather predictors of the Roman Empire to the croquet balls in Alice in Wonderland, hedgehogs have captivated our /5.

Hedgehogs are small, spiny, insect-eating mammals native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. And while they don't exist in the wild in North America, many domesticated hedgehogs are kept as pets stateside and are often mistaken for porcupines. However, unlike the porcupine, hedgehogs have smooth quills similar to the bristles of a brush, making the creature a lovable pet rather than a Author: Lianne Mcleod, DVM.

Hello, hedgehog community. I am working on the 3rd edition of Pet African Hedgehogs: A Complete Guide to Care. Because I produce these books to be an easily accessible, reliable resource for hedgehog owners, I would love your input on what you'd like to see this time around.

It is not enough to go and buy a hedgehog; you have to take on the responsibility of taking care of the health and well-being of the animal.

By following the tips and tricks discussed in the book, you will be able to give your hedgehog a loving and caring home.

Covered in this book: Types of hedgehogs - Bringing home a hedgehog - Hygiene - HealthBrand: Pesa Publishing hedgehog. How to look after your hedgehog.

P et hedgehogs are a playful and adorable addition to your family. When you are looking for an exotic pet, a hedgehog is an excellent choice. They’re notoriously easy to care for, easy going, and don’t take up much space or make a mess.

First and foremost, the primary care giver meets and understands all the requirements and guidelines for having a hedgehog as a pet. Not all hedgehogs are good candidates for classroom living and the primary care giver should be willing and excited to have a hedgehog as a pet even if it doesn’t work out in the classroom.Basic Hedgehog Care Hedgehog Help & Education or Shop Hedgehog Products.

The most common species of domesticated hedgehog is the African Pygmy hedgehog, a hybrid of the White-bellied or Four-toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) and the Algerian Hedgehog (A.

algirus).Hedgehog food formulas are a little bit harder to find that cat food; This food is a little bit more expensive than a dry cat food; Not all hedgehog foods are made for all types of hedgehogs.

Make sure that the type of hedgehog food you buy is appropriate for your species of hedgehog (In most cases, pet hedgehogs are African Pygmy Hedgehogs.).