Hedgehogs Articles

The Signs of a Healthy Hedgehog

Hedgehogs can make great pets but know that they are nocturnal creatures that sleep during most of the day and are active at night. Most people who decide upon a hedgehog as a pet look for the African pygmy hedgehog, which is considered to be the species most suited...

Why is My Hedgehog Losing Quills?

New hedgehog owners are often worried when their pet starts to lose quills, with many fearing that this is a sign of illness or disease. In fact, hedgehogs losing their spines is actually quite common. Indeed, at certain times of the year they will lose more than...

What Do Hedgehogs Eat?

If you have found a hedgehog in the yard, you might be wondering what, if any food, you can provide for it. These nocturnal creatures usually consume a diet of small spiders and insects as well as plants. They will also eat birds’ eggs if they come across them. If you...

Is My Hedgehog Okay?

If you are a hedgehog owner, you already know how wonderful these creatures are and what great pets they make. These nocturnal animals have complex needs however, and any would-be owners should do their research before deciding on a hedgehog as a pet. In the wild,...

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