Hedgehog Baby Picture Album

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These are some of the adorable baby hedgehogs that we have had the pleasure of raising over the years.

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThis little fella is only about 5 days old.

We are asked all the time whether they are born with the quills or not? The answer is: sort of.

The babies are born with the quills laying below the surface of the skin. They safely travel through the birth canal without injuring the mama.

Cute Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieAfter only a few hours, the quills pop through the skin!

The baby hedgies go through several “quilling” stages. They will shed their quills a few times between birth and weaning at about 7-8 weeks of age.

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThese little guys are about a week old.

Their eyes are still closed… but the color of their quills is easy to distinguish at this young age!

This litter consists of an Albino and two Pinto hoglets!;

Hedgehogs by Vickie - African Pygmy HedgehogsBaby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThis little Albino hedgie is only about 10 days old.

His eyes are still closed… but he already has started to develop that irresistible “hedgehog cuteness” that they are famous for!

Adorable Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThis litter of hedgies is about 2 weeks old.
Seven babies is a big litter for hedgehogs!
3 or 4 is more common.

We usually wean our babies at 7-8 weeks of age depending on litter size.

When the litter is this large, the babies grow somewhat slower. It is necessary to leave babies from a big litter like this with mama for a bit longer to give them a good start!

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These babies are about two weeks old.
Their eyes haven’t quite opened yet.
They are still considered infants until the eyes open up
(usually between the second and third week).

Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThis mama hedgehog is nursing her 3 week old hoglets!

Notice that this Salt & Pepper mother produced at least one white baby.

Hedgehogs genetics are such that the color genes separate. This allow us to cross animals of different colors and produce  youngsters of several colors in the same litter!

The color genes don’t blend from murky colored offspring, but rather they separate to produce distinctly separate colored young.

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This litter is an excellent example of the diversity of colors that we breed into our animals. The mother hedgehog is a Cinnamon. The babies (from left to right) are: a Cinnamon, a light Cinnacot, a Salt & Pepper, and a dark Cinnacot (with a white stripe!)

Hedgehogs by Vickie - African Pygmy HedgehogsBaby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThe hedgies on the right are now almost 4 weeks old.

We frequently have litters with as many ass 4 colors represented! Keeping accurate pedigrees on our breeding animals allows us to plan such litters!

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThis Pinto female is nursing her litter of gorgeous Tobiano Pinto babies!

They are about 4 weeks old and will have to remain with their mother for another few weeks.

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This little fella is a 4 week old Cinnamon hedgehog.
At this age, he is venturing out on his own for short excursions.
He will begin to nibble on solid food and explore around his cage.
But he is still dependent on his mama and her milk.

4 week old nursing hedgies!

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At this stage they are considered toddlers and they look like miniature versions of the adults!

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThese two little hoglets are 5 week old litter mates.

The one on the left is a Cinnacot and his sibling on the right is an Apricot.

At this age, they are beginning to drink from a water bottle and run on their mother’s Whisper Wheel!

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by Vickie

This cinnamon hedgie is almost 5 weeks old

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by Vickie

These two siblings are 5 week old salt & pepper hedgies.

 He has grown an incredible amount in the past month, and he is getting closer to being old enough to leave his mother and to go to his new home!
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This little fella wrote the book on cute!

 5 week old cinnamon hoglet.

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThese 4 week old hoglets are of the lighter colored variety.

The center fella is a ruby eyed Apricot.
His siblings are both light Cinnacots.

These are very popular colors which we raise on a constant basis.

 Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by Vickie6 week old pinto and Salt & Pepper hedgies.

This litter of beautiful babies are close to being weaned and ready to go to their new homes.

They are approaching the perfect age for their new human companions to begin the bonding and socialization process. Hedgies who bond with their new owners at a young age make great pets!

Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieThis litter of hedgies is ready to be weaned at 8 weeks of age.
This is an extremely rich colored litter of blond hedgehogs.
The center animal is a dark Apricot.
His litter mates are all rich Cinnacots.This picture is a good example of the orange colored quills that these animals can exhibit.
Hedgehogs by Vickie - African Pygmy HedgehogsBaby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by Vickie 8 week old litter of  Pinto
and
Salt & Pepper
weanling hedgies
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 Baby Hedgehogs for Sale - Hedgehogs by VickieA wonderful group of weanling hedgehogs!
The animals in this cage are 7-8 weeks of age.
The colors represented here are:Salt & Pepper, Cinnacot, and an Apricot.This is the ideal age for our customers to take them to their hew home!

Hedgehogs by Vickie - African Pygmy HedgehogsView more pictures of our hedgehogs on our HEDGEHOG COLORS page!

To see pictures of some of our hedgehogs currently available for
purchase, check out our HEDGEHOGS FOR SALE web page.

 

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