Articles on basic care and considerations for new or prospective owners.
Articles pertaining to health, nutrition, and veterinary care.
Articles and pictures about hedgehog breeding, growth, and development.
Articles for people who already own a hedgehog or want to know more than just the basics.
Learn more about hedgehog colors!
Wondering where to buy a hedgehog? Start here!
Where to purchase hedgehog supplies and collectibles.
Meet the hedgehogs of Hedgehog Valley!
Meet the other critters that call
or have called Hedgehog Valley
Finding a Vet To Treat Hedgehogs
Although hedgehogs have been kept as pets in North America for more than two decades now, it can still be hard to find a veterinarian who is familiar with hedgehogs. There are several options available for finding one. These hints will help you on your hunt for a vet who can treat your hedgehog:
4) Also on the internet, there are several ferret organizations (LIFE, UFO) who have veterinarian listings. This is how we found our current vet... I figured if they've seen ferrets, most likely they've seen a hedgehog. The one we found this way had seen lots of hedgehogs!
Veterinarians I have talked to that treat hedgehogs typically report that the most frequent reasons they see hedgehogs are for mites and for upper respiratory infections. Both are fairly simple and inexpensive to treat if caught in the early stages. Unfortunately, most report that they don't see the animals until it is too late to do much for them. Don't be caught by surprise. It may take some effort to find a vet who can treat hedgehogs, but it's well worth every second!
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