What is the cheapest breed of hedgehog?


What is the cheapest breed of hedgehog?

The cheapest hedgehogs will be either salt and pepper or cinnamon and “pinto” hedgies will be in the mid-price range. The most expensive hedgehogs will tend to be blonde, black or white. Breeders will tend to charge more than a pet store.

How big is an 8 week old hedgehog?

In captivity hoglets put on weight much more quickly than in the wild. Weight guides given are for wild hedgehogs, hand reared hedgehogs can weigh 500 or 600gms at 8 weeks.

What do you do if you find a baby hedgehog in your garden?

Keep the hedgehog somewhere warm and quiet indoors, offer them a small amount of suitable food and water, and contact your nearest wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible. It’s often faster to take an animal to a wildlife rehabilitator yourself, as our officers may be out of the area attending other calls.

When can a baby hedgehog leave its mother?

5 to 6 weeks old
Usually by the time they are 5 to 6 weeks old, they can be removed completely from the nest. Sometimes, it can take up to 12 weeks before a hoglet is completely weaned, but that’s rare. You can learn all about baby hedgehogs from birth to being weaned on my website linked below.

Which hedgehog is the best pet?

African Pygmy Hedgehog
The most popular type of hedgehog to keep as a pet is the African Pygmy Hedgehog. The African Pygmy Hedgehog is also referred to as a white-bellied or four-toed hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). This hedgehog type typically ranges from ½ to 1-¼ lbs. and will measure approximately 5 to 8 inches.

At what age is a hedgehog fully grown?

In general, most hedgehogs tend to be full size when they are around six months old. However, it takes some types longer. The true timeframe for these animals to reach full size could take up to 11 months. Again, it depends on numerous factors that are both in and out of our control.

What do baby hedgehog eat?

What Do Baby Hedgehogs Eat 4 Weeks After Being Born?

  • Mealworms. Mealworms. For hedgehogs, live or frozen-dried mealworms are a good source of chitin.
  • Waxworms. Waxworms.
  • Crickets. A Cricket.
  • Fruits. Baby Hedgehogs Can Eat Fruits.
  • Vegetables. Vegetables.
  • Cooked Meat. Cooked Meat.
  • Cooked eggs. Cooked Eggs.
  • Pinky Mice. Pinky Mice.

Is it better to get a male or female hedgehog?

For many species, males are more aggressive than females. Because of this, females are typically viewed as more desirable pets than males. This tendency, however, is not true of hedgehogs. Male and female hedgehogs show no consisten temperament difference in how they react toward humans.

Do hedgehogs like to be pet?

Every hedgehog has a unique personality, but most aren’t interested in human affection. Caretakers note that it takes a lot of time and effort to get a hedgehog to tolerate being held. Like porcupines, hedgehogs have sharp, prickly quills that they use to fend off predators.