HedgeHogs..?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by StevenW., Nov 22, 2011.

  1. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Anyone have any of these beautiful creatures?? [​IMG]
    My older brother has asked me to do some research for him on them and I thought I should ask here first then go to google.

    I of course have fallen in love with them and wish I could get one, but I doubt it.

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I loooooooooooove hedgehogs. Never owned one but when we lived in Germany they were everywhere. [​IMG]
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Arent they high maintaince pets?

    Yes they are cute little buggers but I don't think I can afford to feed them expensive hedgehog foods! Let alone vet bills!
     
  4. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one. She eats Pro Plan Kitten chow, and not very much of that. Just half of a handful every evening. Meal worms and crickets as treats. Fresh water every day. Nocturnal, so I don't see much activity out of her.

    She's in a medium sized guinea pig cage and has a plastic guinea pig type house to sleep/hide in. (in the pic she's in a small travel cage).

    Can't exactly pet her, have to pick her up carefully, [​IMG] but she is very gentle and feels neat when she crawls on you. If you starte her she "pops" and hisses and will make you jump. [​IMG]

    Not high maintainence at all, not expensive to feed or house. I think I paid $150 for her.

    This is Chinquapin...


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  5. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    This is just a personal assessment, but hedgehogs are a pet I would never own. They are cute as buttons, but after you've had one latch on to your wrist, and not let go, they lose some of their charm. [​IMG] On a more serious note, though, if you do get one, choose a very careful breeder, and ask about wobbly hedgehog syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that causes a hedgie to lose their balance, and lose his ability to walk. A very sad disorder. Good luck!
     
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    I have an albino one right now. Cute but really noisey at night! When i got him a couple weeks ago ChickenWisperer helped me alot! Still helping me actually so im sure if you send a PM you can get help to!
     
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one, her name was Tootie. They aren't the cuddliest of pets, she was sweet once you picked her up but would pick the poo out of you while you were picking her up. She never bit me tho'. I had her until she passed of old age. Not a pet I will do again. They are cute.
     

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