Animal Stories - African Pygmy Hedgehog

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   They have such a cute little face and you'll love their darling waddle!
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Kailey - 2013-09-08
I wish I had a hedgehog, but I can't find anyone in Indiana that has a hedgehog with a complete cage setup for between 0 and 100 dollars!

Milla - 2013-03-25
Do you need a little cage, hut, house or anything? And if you do, what size, how big? And also please tell me if you know any breeders, if possible in west sussex please, that will be the best. I need a lot of information because I am a 9 yr old girl and I just love animals and nature, also I would like a pet for easter (1st april 2013). Any information would be very nice. Thanks for reading (;

Melissa - 2013-03-01
I live in the Highlands of Scotland and there are always lots of lovely wee wild hedgehogs in my garden every year. I just adore them and not being able to keep a wild one, I went and got an African Pygmy Hedgehog from a rescue organisation for exotic animals. He had been handed in after being removed from a horrible home. He was covered in mites, had lost part of his rear, right foot and was very unhappy and unsettled. I'm happy to say that three months after I got him home to my house he's doing great! I actually have him curled up asleep in my lap as I type! I just love having him and although hedgehogs aren't as affectionate as a dog, they do respond to kindness and consistent handling. I'm so happy that I can see such a big change in Harry's personality - he doesn't huff or ball up anymore and he stretches out and snuggles into the warmth of my body. I have 3 kids who adore him too and being in the Highlands, there aren't too many folk who have one of these wee guys so it's a bit of a novelty to the kids too. I have cows and dogs too and I love all animals but Harry is special because of his background and the change in him.

erica - 2013-01-17
I have a sweet albino female I may sell to a good home. Contact me at

Genie Miller - 2012-11-01
I have a small hedgehog. He is so sweet and is really laid back. I worry because I can't get him to eat. I have tried several things and nothing works. Help!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-02
    What have you tried so far?  Did you ask the place it came from what they were feeding it?
Kenny - 2012-06-08
I'm looking to get a hedgehog for a long time. Someone can help me where I can find one in Miami Fl THANKS

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  • Jesse V. - 2012-07-07
    I live in west palm beach, FL and have a beautiful 6 month old African Pygme Hedgehog. I bought it for my girlfriend but she just doesn't have the time to give her all the attention she deserves. If you have the necessary time to devote to her and are interested in owning her then let's talk. Thanks.
  • hazziq - 2012-08-17
    I have the hedgehog but I'm in Malaysia
jon - 2011-10-26
I have a pygmy and would love to watch her at night but soon as the light is on she goes into her bed is there a night light I can get?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-26
    Sure you can put any kind of a night light in there. I wouldn't put it directly by the cage but just in a place where not shining right at the fella. It is not that it has to be pitch dark or bright sunny. It is that it gets darker at night and lighter during the day. It is lighter outside with a full moon than no moon. It is the difference between the day and the night. So the room will natuarlly get darker at night absense of daylight but the night light would be similar to a moon or stars and not affect the little guy. Have fun.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-15
    That is exactly the correct answer about the light Swanchai. Red lights are used for a number of animals to provide heat at night and to watch them.
  • Swanchai - 2012-01-15
    We have a lamp with a red light in our hedgehogs room. She doesn't like the regular light going on at night either but will happily roam her cage, eat and even run on her wheel when we're in there if the red light is on. I think that they can't see the red colour or something but you'd need to research that to confirm.
    Hope you enjoy you prickly baby as much as we do :D
doglodgeannie - 2010-11-19
I live in uk we have many wild hedgehogs in the area in which we live.
We feed them every night, have homemade boxes all around our back yard
we have a lovely big front garden we have at least 7 to 10 hedgehogs
every night and we may find maybe 5 hogs in the boxes come morning.
We sometimes keep babies in our house over winter because they are too small
to survive outside we have been doing this for over 5 years.

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  • Setria007 - 2011-03-12
    Where in the UK are you? Are you interested in selling any? I might be interested in buying one.
  • Saurus - 2012-03-22
    @setria. You can't buy a native hedgehog! They are wild animals and are actually protected. You should look into a breeder of an African Pygmy hedgehog, these are bred in captivity and are domesticated and actually legal.
kailey - 2011-07-06
Hi. I am thinking of buying a hedgehog anyone have any suggestions where to get them????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-06
    You would buy a hedgehog from a breeder. This is one link for breeders on the Internet. There are quite a few so see if there is one local to you.
  • Ryan - 2011-11-24
    Don't buy one my flat mate has one and it stinks the flat out worse than a dog
  • Ashley - 2011-12-29
    I just got a hedgehog for Christmas. They are adorable little critters. They don't have any odor glands so as long as you clean the cage out often enough, they shouldn't smell. The person above me who said they smell horrible probably had that problem because the cage was dirty.

    Anyways, you want to make sure you get them from a reputable breeder. They will make sure your baby hedgie is free of genetic diseased and makes sure to keep them in healthy, sanitary conditions. The chance of your hedgie coming home sick will be diminished.

    Look online for breeders in your area. The hedgehog central link another person told you about is great. I also simply googled 'hedgehog' breeders in [insert your state here]. Make sure you do plenty of research to make sure they're the right pets for you. I love mine, and I would definitely tell other people who were considering a hedgehog to go for it!

    Best of luck with your hedgehog search.

    My hedgehog, Tiki, says hi!
kurt - 2011-12-05
I am a hobby breeder of hedgehogs in the united states that occasionaly have some available for sale you can contact me throught my website at