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Housing for your African pygmy hedgehog

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Here are some tips for the best possible housing for your hedgehog:

  • be a smooth-walled enclosure that is high enough to prevent escape. Aquariums 20 gallon or larger are acceptable
  • contain newspaper or recycled material bedding to a depth of several inches and should be changed frequently and kept dry
  • be maintained in the optimum environmental temperature range of 75-85 F
  • include accessories for climbing/hiding: box, untreated fruit tree log or flower pot
  • contain a pan or shallow tub (warm water, warm ambient temperature) for swimming
  • offer smooth clean rocks for spreading out on, gnawing, scratching and as face-rubbing surfaces


Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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