We only get a few hours of overlap to visit between when he wakes up and I go to sleep.
Who wouldn't want to own a hedgie? All hedgehogs in the U.
The type of cage is up to you, but you should avoid those with wire floors and should check that the spacing in the wire sides are 1inch or smaller — as these little critters may otherwise be able to squeeze through! Select housing with a smooth floor and walls, such as an aquarium.
Only then will it be possible for a vet to clean, polish and x-ray hedgehog teeth.
Hedgehogs have a few other very particular requirements to keep in mind, as well.
Continue to hold the animal until it relaxes and begins to explore your hands.
It may not look like a serious disease at first, but it eventually kills.
When relaxed, the quills lie flat, and sometimes hedgehogs will even roll over so that their owners can pet their soft undersides.