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    Published on 07-13-2010 09:16 AM
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    Hibernation is defined as to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition. Many animals who live in areas of the world that have extremely cold winters, including some species of hedgehogs, do hibernate, ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:39 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    Quite a bit of attention has been given to Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS) in recent years. WHS is a chronic, progressive paralysis that typically starts with the hindquarters and ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:34 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    There are many places where you can read on the Internet that WHS (Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome) is a genetic disorder, and is even attributed to a simple recessive gene pattern. This is touted as fact, but the real truth is that there's a whole lot more to the story and that this is NOT a fact.

    To begin any discussion, first it's important to discuss ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:31 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    Sometimes hedgehogs will get a nasty accumulation of drainage at their ears. The first thing that you will ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:28 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    Obesity, often due to lack of exercise, use of high fat foods, and too many treats, is a common and serious ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:19 AM
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    Healthy weight is a concern with all hedgehogs. Sometimes, it is hard to tell if a hedgehog should lose weight, gain weight, or stay stable. Some people try to base their weight control plans on what is the "average" weight for a normal hedgehog, which could ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:17 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    Lately I have been fielding a lot of questions about hedgehog poop (what a way to start an article, eh?!). Normal hedgehog stools ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:15 AM
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    Quilling is a term that refers to the shedding of a set of quills and growing in a new set. This occurs several times in young hedgehogs, typically ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:12 AM
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    Written by Kelly Sosik-Hamor

    There are two theories on how a hedgehog gets mites. First, they can be transferred from an outside source (a infested bag of wood shavings, another hedgehog, or even from a different animal), or Second, that ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:10 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about hedgehogs and mites and this article will address the three biggest ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 09:06 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    Although hedgehogs have been kept as pets in North America for about a decade now, it can still be hard to find a veterinarian who is familiar with hedgehogs. There ...
    Published on 05-28-2010 08:59 AM
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    Written by Antigone Means-Burleson

    Vet care can be expensive and many hedgehog owners are reluctant to take their hedgie to the vet for fear of running up high bills when there really isn't a problem. The list below is by no means exhaustive, but includes some common situations where people often have to decide whether or not to take the hedgie to the vet. The rule of ...