Depending on the country or state, hedgehogs might not be legal to be kept as a pet. In those U.S. states where domesticated hedgehogs are allowed, local pet adoption agencies and hedgehog breeders can help match the right hedgehog to pet owner.
Domesticated hedgehogs are small animals in the spiny mammal family. Hedgehogs are solitary animals that do not need another hedgehog companion to thrive. Hedgehogs eat feeder insects and a hedgehog mix, which is made by breeders. The mix usually consists of 3 to 5 different high quality dog and cat food that has been crushed to hedgehog size pieces.