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Looking for hedgehog advice

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by taprock, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are considering a hedgehog for my son and would like to hear from some owners on the good and bad before we make any decisions.
     
  2. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They eat cat food and therefore their poop is just as stinky. :)
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Well I know this is a really late review, but if you're still looking for info - I'm a breeder - and you should read over my page on hedgehog care.

    However, if your son is young, I highly suggest you do not purchase a hedgehog as a pet. Hogs can be very intimidating to younger kids and must be CONSTANTLY socialized to maintain their winning personality (assuming they have one to begin with). Their initial huffing/puffing/jumping usually scares them, and they can end up dropping them or worse being bitten because they do not remember/follow proper handling procedures. This discourages most children/pre-teens/teens. Also they do require some specialized care and monitoring. I would just be sure that he's capable of understanding how important socialization is and really is willing to make a large commitment to the animal.
     

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