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Hedgehog Care

We Take Pride In Raising Happy Healthy  Hedgehogs and want to make sure they find the best homes possible!!

At Prickly Paws we are here to help you any way we can before and after Sale Support!!


Hedgehog Central Is a good Web site That gives you Information about Hedgehog Care

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Caring For your Baby:

Hedgehog Care is relatively low maintenance cleaning and feeding. Baby Hedgehogs need to be played with every day at lest for 30 min a day this will help them bond to you. Hedgehogs are exotic pets once handled and cared for they can become one of the best pets you have ever had they are nocturnal they prefer to be handled during the evening or night.


Bring Baby Home

You will need something to take your baby home in. We sell transport cages for $5.00 if you chose not to get one from us you will need your own transport cage. 

Your baby will take some time to adjust to you and their new home it will take them around 3 days to adapted to there new home and Smells. Some Hedgehogs bond quicker than others Holding and spending time with your Hedgehogs will help you both bond putting a sock or shirt with your sent will also get them use to your sent and help them bond we strongly suggest Spike's Delight hedgehog food. it will help with the stress of traveling. We cannot support traveling if this food is not purchased.

Cage and Supplies

We sell and recommend our cage set up.  Deluxe cage comes with everything you need to get started.

NOTE *We do not recommend you get a Aquarium for a cage its hard to clean and grows bacteria that can be harmful to your hedgehogs health.

For those that choose to get your own set up here is what you will need;

Cage - Guinea Pig Cage or 30 gal bin is recommend NO WIRE ON BOTTOM OF CAGE.

Wheels- We sell and use Carlina Storm Wheels for our hedgehogs.

You will need a Bucket wheel 10"-12'', NO Wire Wheels.

Water Bottle

Food Dish - Small dish 

Heater - We recommend a Ceramic reptile heater 100wt-150wt to keep cage warm. During winter months your cage needs to stay at 75-80 degrees. 

Bedding - we use pine pellets as our bedding. Our cage set up comes with fleet liners or your choice of pine pellets 

You can use carefresh although we find it does not have good odor control.

NOTE* Do not use corn cob bedding or cedar. Most hedgehogs are allergic to this type of bedding.

Food -  we use Spike's Delight. We highly recommend this food for the health of your hedgehog, as cat food is known too cause fatty liver. You will receive 10% off if you referrer us use Prickly Paws Hedgehogs or Evagene Dean.

Veterinary Care

Hedgehogs are hardy animals they do not require routine vaccinations. However, they are susceptible to mites which can be in bedding.  Mites can carried by other animals and are easily controlled with medication from your vet.

Please note: Hedgehogs are Exotic animals, and many vets do not treat them, we highly recommend locating a veterinary in your area that will treat hedgehogs before you purchase one.     

Veterinarians we use and recommend is

Angleheart Veterinary Care
Dr Lea Angela Mayer, Veterinarian,Colorado Springs,Co
719-393-0939 cell 719-452-0922  

Dr David Glover

Colorado Springs Colorado 719-640-2467

Dr Shane Porter Horse Creek Vet

Karval Colorado  719-892-0777

Dr Krugman Small animal 

La Junta Co 719-384-5050                      


We recommend you give your hedgehog a bath every couple of weeks. Bathing them too often can make them have dry skin. 2-3inches of water should be enough as hedgehogs can not swim.

We use a mild baby shampoo. Please do not use shampoos for dogs or cats on your hedgehog, as these shampoo's are not made for the skin of a hedgehog.

Use a soft tooth brush to scrub quills 


Spikes Ultra Delight

This is the only food that we recommend for your hedgehog. It is the best hedghog food on the marekt. We sell this good and you can also get it shipped to you. Receive a 10% discount from Pet Pro Products 1-877-977-8310 . Use Evagene Dean or Prickly Paws Hedgehogs as your purchasing reference.