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!

The Basics…

The articles on this page will be most useful to people who are thinking about getting a hedgehog, recently got their first hedgehog, or just never really had a good source for the basics!

Our Articles

Is A Hedgehog For Me?

Considerations to help you decide if a hedgehog is the right pet for you!

Basic Hedgehog Care

The minimum you need to know to take care of a hedgehog

How To Choose A Hedgehog

Hints to help you decide where to buy, and how to pick the one that will be best for you!

When Hedgehog Comes Home

Tips to help make hedgie’s transition easier

Things To Expect With A New Hedgie

This article addresses common concerns of new hedgeparents.

Cage Reviews

A rundown on the pros and cons of some common hedgehog cage options


Learn more about this distinctly hedgehoggy behavior!

Boy or Girl?

Which one makes a better pet for you? This article will help you decide.

My Hedgehog Hates Me

Does your hedgie really hate you?
Tips for working with hedgies whose temperament is not quite what you hoped for.

How to Handle a Hedgehog

Photos, demonstrating effective methods for handling prickly pets!

Other great sources of information

Hedgehog World

Pogstar Hedgehogs

Hamor Hollow Hedgehogs


Antigone Means

Iola, KS

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Last updated by Tig on  06/10/10