Hedgehogs are nocturnal, making them a good pet for someone who has a 9 to 5 job. Unlike the similar porcupine, hedgehogs have smooth quills similar to the bristles of a brush, making them a lovable pet.
Other Animal Facts
Central and eastern Africa
Brown or gray spines, with white fur on the face and belly
3-6 years on average
Hedgehogs are active, entertaining, and low maintenance pets.
Eats high-quality cat food (grain free) or hedgehog food, supplemented with mealworms, crickets, and other treats.
Keep in a large cage with room to explore.
Hedgehogs are solitary animals who prefer to be housed alone.