Our database is where you find all of our collected data on the researches. Each of these researches are devided into different categories so we can make a more specific research towards all topics. If you want to contribute, there will be a contact form on the bottom of each page which you can fill out to send us more information to base our researches on!
Sine the species has been imported from Africa t be distributed as a pet, there’s never been any research towards their genetics. It’s the main part for breeders to be able to breed on color, but also to be ale to research if there are any lethal genes or colorspecific weaknesses. Having some insight on how healthy our species is, is crucial for longterm good husbandry. That is why our genetics research became our first research on The Hedgehog Program. It’s not an imported research on it’s own, but together with the other projects we can do a lot more to improve out species health and husbandry worldwide.
We all know that hedgehogs can live anywhere from 4 years old up to 8 years and sometimes even a bit longer. But, what if the age goes up or down due to breeding? Is out average lifespan still correct or has it changed over time? What about the issues they get when they get older? Or are there any issues found more commonly in a certain color or is it all just bad luck? This is what we want to research in this project about their health.
Age related issues
Color specific issues
The researches about the weight gaining in hedgehogs, is to make a guideline for beginning breeders and new owners that might want to compare weight gaining. It also helps us to determine how their body works in certain situations. A pregnant hedgehog might gain weight but they often drop in weights as we, but why? Nobody seems to really know, which is why we want to find out!
If you want to become a partner and contribute to our researches, please go to the contact page. You wil find a table there with different kinds of contact forms. Click the research you want to contribute for and hit the submit button! We will let you know when we have processed your data into the research database and added you to the partner page!