Daily Archives: 10/09/2019

Housing an African Pygmy Hedgehog

When you’re going to make the enclosure ready for an African Pygmy Hedgehog, there are a lot of things to take a look at. We’ll talk about the size first and why that size is recommended. An African Pygmy Hedgehog can run up to 4 kilometers per night! You can imagine them needing a big […]

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Natural housing options for African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Since there’s an active growth in the amount of people wanting to house their hedgehog in a more natural or bio active way, we’ve made a full page as a guideline to set up such an enclosure. This page is made in colaboration and inspirated by Hedgehogs of Asgard, who has made a few posts […]

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African Pygmy Hedgehog color guide

African Pygmy Hedgehogs know a lot of varieties. It’s often said that they have over 90 different colors, but that’s not entirely the case. Though a mixture of different mutations can create a lot of looks, not all varieties are actually colors. In genetics there is a distinction between base colors and patterns. Colors can […]

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Genetic calculator

Genetic calculator The genetic calulator is only for use by experienced breeders in regards to animal genetics. The calculator does not display color names but only genetic strings. Before use, please refer to the color guide and the different genetic posts first to get a good knowledge of basic genetics and calculations. This way you’ll […]

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Basic diet of African Pygmy Hedgehogs in captivity

Omnivorous, carnivorous, insectivorous or somewhere in between? When you have so many categories to choose from, it’s hard to see where hedgehogs belong. There are a lot of discussions going on from time to time, discussing if our African Pygmy Hedgehogs belong to the omnivores, the carnivores or the insectivores. So let’s lay out the […]

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BARF diet for pet hedgehogs

This guide is written based on the German BARF guide of Nadine Ohm, with her full permission. She’s not a nutritionist, but has based the information on contacts with breeders, own research on the life of hedgehogs, conversations with nutritionists of carnivores, years of raw dog and cat feeding and the associated understanding of demand quantities […]

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Snack list

This list contains the foods and treats that a hedgehog can have. We like to mention again that vegetables and fruits are strictly optional and are not to be given as a regular due to the inability of African Pygmy Hedgehogs being unable to properly process and digest plant matter. Also make sure all foods […]

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Breeding on natural substrates

Let’s be real here for a moment. A good breeder always wants best for their herd of hedgehogs and always wants to improve, right? So what’s more awesome than being able to breed on natural or bio active substrate?! A lot of you are anxiously waiting for a guide on breeding that is related to […]

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Breeding risks

Issues There are also a lot of problems with reproduction. Of course you want to prevent them as much as possible, but not everything is that easy and it is not always possible to prevent it. That is why this part of the page is designed for all occurring problems, their causes and consequences. Then […]

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