The Hedgehogs

About The Hedgehogs

African Pygmy Hedgehogs make excellent pets. They are inquisitive friendly animals that relate well to people with patience and attention.

African Pygmy Hedgehogs are domesticated animals which should not be confused with the British Hedgehog. The British Hedgehog is sadly threatened. Watch if you see one but keep your distance as they are wild animals.

Keeping African Pygmy Hedgehogs

African Pygmy Hedgehogs(APH) 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.

General information about African Pygmy Hedgehogs

General

Each APH has its own character - like people, they range from aggressive to gentle, so choose well. Visit the breeder, ask to meet the parents, and handle the hedgeghog before deciding to buy. Do not go on looks - they are all cute, even the most bad tempered APH, so you may regret your decision.

Food and treats for African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Feeding

African PH.

The diet of an APH is quiet differnt to that of wild hedgehogs like the European hedgehog. Commercial products marketed as hedgehog foods are designed for wild hedgehogs and are thus unsuitable for an APH other than possibly as a very occassional treat but no more.

Cage and Toys for African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Housing

An APH is not fussy about its housing provided it can walk and it remains warm.

Illnesses and Diseases of African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Health

African PH.


I board small pets for £1 per animal per day. The money raised for boarding goes directly to the education charity Porridge and Rice that works among the extreme poor living in the Nairobi slums.

In addition, 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.


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