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    The hedgehogs that are commonly kept as pets are from Africa. This means they require a warm environment. If your hedgehog is cool to the touch, walks with a stagger, becomes inactive and stops eating or running or simply won't unroll from a ball, it is probably too cold. Here is an article on hedgehog hibernation
    and members of our forum can help you as well. A warm hedgehog is a happier, healthier hedgehog so consider your hedgehog's temperature requirements as one of the most important things you can do for your hedgehog
    Published on 08-31-2011 06:03 PM

    If you are thinking of a hedgehog as a pet and would like more information about them, be sure to read the Before You Get A Hedgehog articles. Topics include: Is a hedgehog the right pet for you, Where should you get a hedgehog, How to pick a hedgehog, and more. Our members include experienced breeders and hedgehog owners who can help answer your questions about hedgehogs and can help you to decide if you want to get a hedgehog.

  • Recent Forum Posts


    Heat Lamp not giving enough heat?

    I have a dome heat lamp with a dark tinted heat bulb inside. The temp falls to 68 to 74. I'm wondering if my cage is to tall? I have attached a pic of my cage from amazon. I also looked at the box...

    hedgie_lover_17 04-22-2015, 03:07 AM Go to last post


    I just got my hedgehog a week ago. Things have been going great. At first it was a little rocky. I got her as a gift and wasn't totally sure how to take care of her at first and didn't have...

    hedgie_lover_17 04-21-2015, 05:16 PM Go to last post

    So far i was worried for nothing haha he devoured...

    So far i was worried for nothing haha he devoured his food that I left him while I was at work, drank a bunch of water, and his poop is normal colored. He also got mad when I peeked in his bin to...

    KnowHope93 04-21-2015, 04:05 PM Go to last post

    Green poop (sometimes really bright green) is the...

    Green poop (sometimes really bright green) is the most common sign of stomach upset. Some hedgies get it every time you introduce something new but others don't. Just keep an eye on him and if he...

    CThogs 04-21-2015, 08:57 AM Go to last post

    Help! Had to change the food...

    I just got my baby hedgie 2 weeks ago and I ran out of food before I could get new food....I was planning on duplicating the breeder's food but when I went to the pet store they did not have the...

    KnowHope93 04-21-2015, 03:44 AM Go to last post