An African Pygmy Hedgehog is a hybrid of the Algerian and Four Toed Hedgehog’s found in the wild, their natural habitat is Grassland, Scrub areas and Savannahs. They’re omnivores (eating a wide variety of foods including slugs, worms, insects, plants, fruits, lizards, mice, frogs, eggs, vegetation and fungi. YUK!) They like to live and hangout on their own, hiding and sleeping under leaves, rocks, in tree roots, logs and holes. Other types of pet hedgehog include the Long Eared Hedgehog and the Indian Long Eared Hedgehog.
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Hello Hedgehog is a website that will help you decide if an African Pygmy Hedgehog is the right pet for you and if so we can direct you to the best breeders and products for your new little friend. We give you all the information you need about buying a pet hedgehog and how to care for it. You can chat with other users or ask advice in our forum.
A Pygmy Hedgehog is a small animal, they have a cute, furry face with a long muzzle/snout, medium sized eyes , small ears and mouth with whiskers around its nose. They have four legs and a small tail (usually not visible). Its body is covered with about 6000 spikes (quills). They come in loads different colours and patterns. They weight about 1lb and can be between 5 – 12 inches long. When these little critters feel threatened, they roll into a ball to protect themselves. They live between 3 – 6 years.
These cuties are not domesticated animals BUT, luckily for us, the Pygmy Hedgehog can be raised domestically in captivity and tamed. This makes them a super cool pet to have. In some areas of the United States you need a permit to have a Pygmy Hedgehog as a pet. In the UK it is legal; however it is definitely not legal to have any other type of hedgehog as a pet due to other types of hedgehogs being wild and endangered.
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FACT: An African Pygmy Hedgehogs scientific name is Atelerix meaning “ineffective fighter. Its species name is Albiventris meaning “White belly”. Together that means “ineffective fighter with a white belly”.
Pygmy Hedgehogs love to be comfortable, that’s why most people give them fleece to live and sleep in and lots of cosy blankets Another thing most hedgehogs like to do is carry a little companion around with them! Many hedgehog owners provide their little friend with a little friend of it’s own! You must be careful, when you’re choosing a soft toy for your pygmy hedgehog, that it is safe. Make sure it cant chew bits off it, if it has stringy bits on, they could get caught in your pets throat, if it has beads on (for eyes & nose) your pet can choke on them. We sell a tiny teddy that is just right as a hedgehog toy. This little guy is 4.5cm with no damaging parts and he’s super cute! We also provide FREE DELIVERY! Make an order above and your miniature teddy will be posted to you in the next 24 hours! (UK only)