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Why you may not want to change the food of your new Hedgehog

Why you may not want to change the food of your new Hedgehog

Hedgehogs can be picky with their food. It's important to maintain their current diet and if necessary, switching them gradually to their new food. If they are not adjusted gradually, they may stop eating entirely. This causes them to quickly lose weight and weakens their health overall. We always recommend that new owners buy the same food they have grown accustomed to. Also, please be aware that hedgehog food that is sold in stores lacks many of the necessary nutrients for your new hoglet. That's why we use cat food as their primary food source. INSECTS As insectivores, hedgehogs need...

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What is wobbly hedgehog syndrome (WHS)?

What is wobbly hedgehog syndrome (WHS)?

According to Donnasue Graesser, Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS) is a progressive paralysis that occurs in approximately 10% of pet African hedgehogs in North America. Clinical signs of WHS begin with mild ataxia, progress to more severe neurologic signs, and ultimately lead to complete paralysis. The onset of WHS commonly occurs under 2 years of age, but can occur at any age. Progression rate is variable, and the majority of hedgehogs are completely paralyzed by 15 months after the onset of clinical signs. WHS can only be definitively diagnosed by post-mortem examination of tissues from the central nervous system. The characteristic...

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Do sugar gliders make good pets?

Do sugar gliders make good pets?

Sugar Gliders are highly social, curious, and cuddly animals that deeply bond to their owners. They tend to be incredibly healthy animals and live their lives needing little to no medical treatment. Living on average between 10-15 years in captivity. These little animals may be in your life for many years, so it’s important to ensure they are a right fit for your home.  PLAYFUL  Sugar gliders are highly intelligent and active animals that love to play with people. They bond deeply with those around them and will enjoy spending their time with you in engaging activities. Many owners even...

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What is a Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec?

What is a Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec?

You likely have never heard of the Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec. Natives to Madagascar, they only recently made their way to the United States. Mostly seen in zoos or exotic animal collections. They are still incredibly rare animals within North America, but have began to grow in popularity in recent years. ORIGIN The lesser Tenrec is a insectivorous mammal. Found in the dry forest and coastal regions in Madagascar. The Lesser tenrec is actually one of five types of tenrecs from the family Tenrecidae. Although may look similar to a hedgehog, they are not related.   The lesser spend most of their live...

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