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!

Grub's Page

Grub is a greater Madagascar hedgehog tenrec (scientific name setifer setosus). She came to live with us at the end of April, 2001 and is about a year or so old. She got her name because she is the most outgoing of our four tenrec and is always the first to the food dish! Grub was the first tenrec that we ever saw self-anoint. While they have this behavior in common with hedgehogs, they do it a little differently. Grub decided she wanted to anoint on an arm, and she licked and licked and licked. Then she spread the saliva on her hands and wiped it behind her ears and over her haunches. She repeated this several times before she stopped and then cuddled up in safe hands and fell asleep!


Antigone Means

Iola, KS

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This page last updated by Tig on  11/10/18