If you have a pet hedgehog then you may have encountered this scenario before. Your hedgehog is going about its business walking around and exploring the area, when suddenly it stops. It then contorts its body into an awkward position, foams at the mouth, and then proceeds to lick and spread the foam onto the back of its body.
No your hedgehog does not have rabies and it is definitely not having a seizure! What you are seeing is the hedgehog behavior process known as self-anointing. Continue reading Why Hedgehogs Self-Anoint: Foaming at the Mouth and Licking
We have covered before how great hedgehogs are as pets and how low maintenance they are to care for. However one of the most important aspects of hedgehog care is keeping them in a warm environment. If a hedgehog is not given a warm area to sleep and spend most of its time, it can become chilly, go into hibernation, and eventually die.
The good news is that keeping your hedgehog warm is easily done with a very affordable heating pad! Continue reading Keeping Your Hedgehog Warm: Preventing Your Hedgehog from Hibernating
If you are looking to own a pet hedgehog in the near future, one of the most important aspects of keeping your hedgie healthy will be a proper diet. It is a common question we receive right off the bat…“what do hedgehogs eat?”. Continue reading What to Feed Your Pet Hedgehog: Food and Treat Recommendations
Pet hedgehogs can be prone to mite infestation if not treated properly. If your hedgehog starts losing patches of quills, is noticeably itching, has dry flaky skin, and is biting at parts of its body mites are probably to blame. The good news is that mites on hedgehogs are easily preventable and treatable. Continue reading My Hedgehog Has Mites! How to Keep your Hedgehog Mite-Free