Hedgehogs typically cost between $70 and $250, according to CostHelper.com. In addition to the initial purchase of the pet, other costs include things such as the cage, a food and water dish and an exercise wheel. Some more expensive breeds of hedgehogs may cost upwards of $300.
Hedgehogs are considered to be exotic pets, which means that they might not be legal to own in certain states. Before purchasing, ask about the hedgehog's socialization. Grown hedgehogs that have not been hand-raised with humans may be shy and may need time to feel comfortable around a person. A new hedgehog should come with a health and vaccination certificate.