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To take care of a hedgehog, a person must buy the appropriate living environment, purchase high-quality food, learn how to handle the hedgehog and watch out for common health issues, such as obesity, anorexia and diarrhe... More »

Care for a hedgehog by purchasing an appropriate habitat that has at least an 8-square-foot surface area, feeding it a high-protein diet and occasionally bathing it. Clean out the cage regularly to prevent illness. More »

Hedgehogs are only available from select pet stores and breeders. This is because the U.S. Department of Agriculture classifies hedgehogs as exotic pets and requires breeders and pet stores to acquire permits if they pos... More »

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