African Pygmy Hedgehog
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Hedgehog domestication became popular in the early 1980s. They still have much of their wild behaviour, including a fear of predators—especially humans—but buying from a responsible breeder and proper handling will do a lot to ensure a friendly relationship. Since domestication began, several new colours of hedgehogs have been created or become common, including albino and pinto hedgehogs.
Domesticated species prefer a warm climate (above 22 °C, 72 °F) and do not naturally hibernate. Attempts to hibernate due to lowered body temperatures can be fatal, but are easily reversed if caught within a few days. In the wild they eat a diet of mainly insects, but pet owners generally prefer a diet composed primarily of high-protein, low-fat, high-quality cat food, with regular treats such as mealworms, fruits, vegetables and cooked unseasoned meat.
PLEASE NOTE THAT HEDGEHOGS CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT IN STORE
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