As of August 2014, African pygmy hedgehogs at local pet shops and breeders typically cost $100 to $150, although they may range from $75 to $250. The exact price is subject to the age, sex, color and temperament of the pet.
Wire and plastic cages to house the animal can run anywhere from $35 to $80. Other hedgehog essentials for owners include a litter tray ($8 to $10), an exercise wheel ($8 to $10), bags of litter ($20 to $30) and containers of dry food (typically $5 to $8 for a 4-pound bag). Hiding places may be furnished from household materials such as PVC pipe and shoeboxes or may be bought from a store for $5 to $20.