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 hedgebag was innovated at Hedgehog Valley in 1995, under the direction of Nanny Ogg, Hedgehog Valley's first pog. Nanny was, at first, a free ranging hedgehog and loved to hide in the laundry pile. We figured this was her way of telling us she wanted something soft and cloth to snuggle in, thus the hedgebag was born. 

The hedgebag is a sort of "sleeping bag" for hedgehogs, and we make them out of tightly woven cotton or cotton blend fabrics. Flannel and polar fleece are not used, since we have found that bedding materials stick to these fabrics really badly, creating quite a mess. 

Hedgebags have all finished edges so that there are no loose strings to wrap around little hedgefeet. They are fully machine washable. Many of our females prefer to birth their litters in hedgebags, rather than nest boxes (while others prefer to pull the bags into their boxes). About 2/3 of our hedgies sleep in the bags, while the other 1/3 prefer to sleep under them. Regardless, they all seem to love these. 

The cotton breathes enough to be cool in the summer, but helps hold in body heat and keep the hedgie warm in the winter. We think these are great and we bet your hedgie will, too! 

When ordering, be sure to include a note letting us know whether your hedgie is male or female, and what your 3 favorite colors are so we can be sure to pick a bag that we think you and your hedgie will both like best! 

$6.50 each. Buy 4, get 1 free! Purchase with paypal  or email us for snail mailing info, or for additional shipping costs if you are outside of the US.

Antigone Means

Iola, KS

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This page last updated by Tig on 9/05/07