50 Pictures From Pet Hedgehogs’ Daily Lives, From Gardening To Getting Belly Rubs
If you consider yourself a person who loves pets and can’t pass by a dog or a cat without petting them, there is a big chance that this thread of cute hedgehogs kept as pets will brighten your day. Even though there are a lot of people who have already met a hedgehog somewhere in nature, having one as a pet is also possible. But how much is there that we don’t know about hedgehogs?
Hedgehogs are small nocturnal animals that are well-recognized for spikes on their back. Right now, more and more people tend to keep hedgehogs as pets. But what to do if you find one in your backyard? British Hedgehog Preservation Society created guidelines that explain how to help these little creatures if you find one hurt or in danger. This is important in order to make sure that the number of hedgehogs in the wild doesn't decline.
A hedgehog’s back is covered in quills—thick spikes that are formed from keratin. Their spines are known to be used for defense, as in the case of danger, they simply roll into a ball. But how, then, are people able to hold their pet hedgehogs on their back? According to this blog dedicated to teaching people about hedgehogs and their care, it might take a while to gain a hedgehog’s trust and be allowed to lay them on their back.
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If you decide to get a domesticated hedgehog, there are also some important things to take into consideration. There are quite a few pros and cons of having a hedgehog.
These tiny little creatures actually need a lot of care and attention, even though they don’t need to be taken for a walk at least two times a day. Hedgehogs are different from other pets as they are not furry and they are more active during the night. It also takes time for them to become comfortable in a new environment and around people. It is also necessary to change their food and water every day.
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Hedgehogs are perfect for those who don’t have a lot of space but still want to have a pet as they don’t make loud noises and they don’t emit bad smells. Hedgehogs are also a great choice for those who are allergic to dander. They don’t require special vaccinations like other pet animals, so if taken care of right, hedgehogs should only see the veterinarian for their annual checkup.
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