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 shows and hedgehog colors!
Wondering where on earth 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 Hedgehog Valley
The Hedgehog Primer
The Hedgehog Primer is a practical guide to the care of pet hedgehogs, based on sound knowledge and experience. This book is for beginning and experienced hedgehog enthusiasts alike, providing a firm foundation to keep your hedgehog happy and healthy! At 82 pages, this 8-1/2" x 11" book is full of excellent information. Inner photographs are in black and white. Publication date 3/03, ISBN 1-59196-211-0. List price $10.95. See the table of contents below the purchasing information, for more details!
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introduction to hedgehogs
What kind of animal is a hedgehog?
What species are these hedgehogs?
The history of hedgehogs in the pet trade
Are hedgehogs good pets?
Where do I find a hedgehog?
Why are hedgehogs expensive?
How do I choose a pet hedgehog?
1. Gender differences
ready for a pet hedgehog
Cage accessories and toys
Check your attitude and expectations
Finding a veterinarian
Finding the right hedgehog for you
hedgehog comes home
Common adjustment difficulties
Hedgehog hide and seek (“hedgie-proofing”)
IV. Keeping your
When to take your hedgehog to the vet
Common medical problems
2. Respiratory infections
3. Tumors and abscesses
4. Fatty liver
5. Dental issues
7. Ear problems
Cleanliness and bathing
Communicating with your veterinarian
What to keep in your hedgehog care/first aid kit
V. Beyond the
Travel with hedgehogs
Hedgehogs and other pets
Hedgehogs in public settings
The hedgehog community
1. International Hedgehog Association
2. Showing your hedgehog
3. Online communities
Preparing for a pet sitter
Introduction to the perils of breeding
The many hats of a hedgehog breeder
From beginning to babies
1. Choosing breeding stock
2. Putting them together
Predicting adult color from baby color
things for your hedgehog
Craft foam tubes
Storage tote cage
Storage blocks playpen
Toys from “trash”
Show them you care, Support our Troops
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