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.


Learn more about  hedgehog colors!

Purchase a Hedgehog

Wondering where 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 or have called Hedgehog Valley their home!


Hedgehog Breeding and Development

These articles will help you to decide if you are ready to breed hedgehogs and if so, they will help you with the basic things that you need to know to get started.

So, you want to breed hedgehogs?
Some important points to consider before you get started.

USDA licensure
An article about how to get USDA licensed (which is required to sell hedgehogs in the US).

The many hats of a hedgehog breeder

It's more than just 1 and 1 makes 3...

Hand feeding baby hedgehogs
This page includes helpful hints for those who find it necessary to hand feed babies

Newborn Hedgehogs
See pictures of brand new baby hedgehogs!

Runt hedgehogs?
Learn more!

Stages of hoglet development
See how they grow!

How big should a baby be?
Includes pictures of the biggest little baby we've ever seen!

Maternal weight gain during hedgehog pregnancy

What should you expect to see on the scale?

Nature or Nurture

Where does hedgehog temperament come from?

Antigone Means

Iola, KS

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Last updated by Tig on 11/10/18