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!

Golden Greek Tortoises

These three handsome guys are Golden Greek Tortoises. They originate from the Mediterranean and are part of a group of tortoises referred to as Testudo. While classification of this group is confused and incomplete, they largely have the same care requirements. 

Greek tortoises are completely herbivorous and like to eat lots of greens and a bit of fruits. They need a spacious, well-drained pens and require hibernation in the winter. They do not do well if housed exclusively indoors.  

There isn't a whole lot online about these guys. One of the best information sources I've found is the Tortoise Trust.

Rabbit pellets make a good substrate for indoor time. The tort sticking out of the tunnel is Abrams, the one to the right is Knothead.

Panzer didn't want to smile for the picture, but this shows the gorgeous orange on his shell.

Abrams is disguised as a Kansas painted tortoise...


Antigone Means-Burleson

Iola, KS

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This page last updated by Tig on 06/28/02