Sep 162006
 

Hedgehog in Other Languages compiled from various sources and friends across the web. If you have any additions or corrections for this list, please contact us. African: krimpvarkie Albanian:  iriqi Anglosaxon: igil or il Arabic: qunfud Bengali: kata chua (spikey mouse) Chinese: ci-wei (needle animal) Cornish: sort Czech language: jezek Danish: pindsvin Dutch: egel English: » Continue reading…

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Sep 162006
 

All hedgehogs go through a process called quilling. This is when their baby quills fall out and the adult quills fill in. Think of it as you would a baby teething. It’s a slow process and it can be rather uncomfortable for the hedgehog. Much like teething, not all of the quills fall out at » Continue reading…

 Posted by at 6:20 PM
Sep 162006
 

Mite infestations are not extremely common, but you may  have to deal with one or two throughout the life of your hedgehog. It is important to be aware of the signs (scratching and concentrated quill loss most commonly on the back of the hedgehog) and to seek out immediate treatment from a knowledgeable exotics veterinarian. » Continue reading…

 Posted by at 6:12 PM
Sep 102006
 

by Kelly Sosik-Hamor Disclaimer: Every person has their own preferred food mix, their own preferred bedding, etc. That being said, here is my opinion. Before I knew better, I thought hedgehog food was the way to go. It’s stamped Hedgehog, right? So it must be the best and most nutritious thing available, shouldn’t it? WRONG! » Continue reading…

 Posted by at 6:59 PM
Sep 102006
 
Grow Your Own Meal Worms

Things You Need: At least 1,000 meal worms (not giant meal worms1 or super worms2). Bedding – 2-5 lbs. of horse oats or uncooked oatmeal (depending on culture size and how often you want to replace your bedding). Dry brewer’s yeast (optional). 10 gallon fish tank or Sterlite storage box (do not cover). 1 small » Continue reading…

 Posted by at 6:51 PM
Sep 102006
 
Watch Me Grow

The babies in these photos are from exceptional situations such as rejected and fostered litters. Hamor Hollow and Hedgehog World do not recommend removing young babies or using flash photography near the nest as it may result in an upset mother hedgehog with the potential to either abandon or kill off her litter. It is » Continue reading…

 Posted by at 6:49 PM
Sep 102006
 

Hedgehogs are intelligent little critters that love to explore new things. They love different smells, shapes, textures, and sounds. In order to keep their caged life interesting, you will want to expose them to a variety of stimuli. There are plenty of fun toys you can pick up while you are at the pet store. » Continue reading…

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