I keep a number of African Pygmy Hedgehogs in a range of different colours including pintos. I breed my hedgehogs two to three times a year, and sell the babies. African Pygmy Hedgehogs are often referred to using the acronymn APH.
African Pygmy Hedgehogs are domesticated animals which should not be confused with wild hedgehogs like the British Hedgehog. The British Hedgehog is sadly threatened but it is possible for people to help hedgehogs. If you see a wild hedgehog, enjoy watching it but keep your distance as they are wild animals. In addition, if you see a wild hedgehog in trouble, contact your local hedgehog conservation society which is the British Hedgehog Preservation Society in the UK.
African Pygmy Hedgehogs make wonderful pets but like all animals, they have their own particular requirements to be healthy and happy. It is essential to understand their needs before acquiring an APH.
If you have small animals that you no longer can care for, regardless of the reason, I will happily take them in and rehome them. If I cannot find them a new, good home, they will live their days out at The Farm at 64.