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Facts about A Hedgehog

One of the distinguishing characteristics of a hedgehog is his quills. ... First note that a hedgehog's quills are not as dangerous or as damaging as those of a porcupine. In fact, unless he feels threatened, his quills are actually quite soft. Do not think, however, that they won't hurt if they poke you.

Typical costs: Hedgehogs range in price from about $70 to $250, depending on the hedgehog's age, color, and temperament. Some breeders offer hedgehog starter kits for around $75 that include a cage, wheel, a hiding place, water bottle, feed bowl and food, and some shavings. Hedgehogs live between four and six years.

Wearing gloves will only confuse your hedgehog. ... If necessary, a thick towel can be used to pick up a a stubborn hedgehog at first, rather than gloves. You can more easily slide the t-shirt away than you would be able to take off a glove and then continue to hold your hedgehog with your bare hands.Nov 8, 2017

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