The Basics

Articles on basic care and considerations for new or prospective owners.

Vet/Health Care

Articles pertaining to health, nutrition, and veterinary care.

Breeding and Development

Articles and pictures about hedgehog breeding, growth, and development.

Advanced Care Issues

Articles for people who already own a hedgehog or want to know more than just the basics.

Shows and Colors

Learn more about hedgehog shows and hedgehog colors!

Purchase a Hedgehog

Wondering where on earth to buy a hedgehog? Start here!


Where to purchase hedgehog supplies and collectibles.

Our Herd

Meet the hedgehogs of Hedgehog Valley!

Other Critters

Meet the other critters that call Hedgehog Valley their home!

Welcome to Hedgehog Valley!

We have been raising quality African Pygmy Hedgehogs since 1995, and we hope that our site will help you learn more about these wonderfully fascinating critters! Browse around, and if you have questions, be sure to ask!

My name is Antigone (Tig) Means, and my family (kids Seph, Binni, Zury, Trevelle, Jiejie, Ta'Kaya, and Rain) and I are the humans behind Hedgehog Valley. We have participated in the hedgehog community in a variety of ways over the years, and our hedgehogs have been found in prominent sites around the country, including the Memphis Zoo, Boston Museum of Science, Red River Zoo, Phoenix Zoo, Wonders of Wildlife National Wildlife Museum, Grants Farm, and the Rolling Hills Zoo.

As you can see, we are passionate about our hedgehogs... and we hope that the information in our pages will help spark your enthusiasm, too! If you're ready to add a hedgehog to your family, please click here to see our available babies!


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Jiejie, Trevelle, Zury, Tig, Seph, Binni, Ta'Kaya, and Rain... we welcome you to Hedgehog Valley!


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This page last updated by Tig on 01/12/13