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CARING FOR YOUR PET HEDGEHOG IS NOT COMPLICATED AT ALL. THEY ARE VERY
HARDY ANIMALS HAVING FEW SPECIES SPECIFIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OR
REQUIRED INNOCULATIONS. THEIR DIETARY & ENVIROMENTAL NEEDS
ARE SIMPLE TO PROVIDE.

HEDGEHOGS TYPICALLY LIVE 3-5 YEARS.
WE HAVE PERSONALLY KNOWN SOME 6 & 7 YEAR OLD HEDGIES!

WILD HEDGEHOGS ARE INSECTOVORES. IN CAPTIVITY, OUR PET HEDGEHOGS NEED A FOOD THAT IS MORE CONVENIENT TO FEED THAN LIVE BUGS, BUT IS EQUALLY AS HIGH IN PROTEIN AND LOW IN FAT CONTENT.  FOR MANY YEARS, HEDGEHOG BREEDERS AND PET OWNERS RELIED UPON CERTAIN POULTRY

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BASED DRY CAT FOODS AS THE MAIN DIET OF HEDGEHOGS.  IN RECENT YEARS, PET-PRO PRODUCTS, A MANUFACTURER OF SPECIALTY EXOTIC ANIMAL FEEDS, HAS DEVELOPED
AN EXCELLENT LINE OF HEDGEHOG FOODS CALLED SPIKE'S DELITE. THIS DRY FORMULA KIBBLE STYLE HEDGEHOG FOOD IS THE BEST ON THE MARKET.  IT IS WHAT WE FEED ALL
OF OUR HEDGEHOGS!  HEDGEHOGS BY VICKIE IS AN AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR OFSPIKE'S DELITE BRAND HEDGEHOG FOODS.

(CLICK ON OUR "SPIKE'S DELITE"  WEB PAGE TO DISCOVER WHY WE USE AND RECOMMEND THIS EXCELLENT PRODUCT!)

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  • AMONG OTHER TREATS, HEDGEHOGS LOVE INSECTS!  WE RECOMMEND FEEDING
    MEALWORMS AND/OR CRICKETS TO ADULT HEDGEHOGS ON A REGULAR BASIS.
    (HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE AN ADVERSION TO FEEDING YOUR HEDGIE BUGS, HE WILL DO JUST FINE WITHOUT THEM.)

  • HEDGHOGS DRINK OUT OF A HAMSTER STYLE WATER BOTTLE.
  • AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOGS ARE INDIGENOUS TO DRY ARID ENVIRONMENTS.
    THEY PREFER A TEMPERATURE RANGE SIMILULAR TO MOST HOMES (70-85 DEGREES). 
    IN COOLER ROOMS A REPTILE STYLE "UNDER TANK" HEAT PAD CAN BE PROVIDED.
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  • HEDGEHOGS DO BEST IF HOUSED IN AIRY
    WIRE CAGES. WE MARKET OUR OWN CUSTOM BUILT WIRE HEDGEHOG CAGES IN THREE STYLES. (SEE OUR
    "CAGES" WEB PAGE FOR MORE INFO).

  • YOUNG HEDGEHOGS FREQUENTLY CAN BE TAUGHT TO USE A LITTER BOX IN ONE
    CORNER OF THEIR CAGE. OUR STARTER
    CAGE SET UPS ALL INCLUDE A LITTER BOX & LITTER.  (SEE OUR
    "CAGES" WEB PAGE).
  • HEDGEHOGS LIKE A DARK QUIET PLACE TO SLEEP. OUR CAGE SET UPS INCLUDE A
    PVC TUBE, WHICH WORKS GREAT FOR THIS PURPOSE. ANOTHER EXCELLENT
    ADDITION TO THE HEDGEHOG'S HOME IS A "TOASTY TENT".  THESE FLEECE LINED HIDING PLACES ARE A FAVORITE OF OUR HEDGIES!  AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF COLORS, YOU CAN CHECK THEM OUT ON OUR
    TOASTY TENT WEB PAGE.
hedgehog wheel
  • HEDGEHOGS JUST LOVE TO RUN ON WHEELS!

    WE PROVIDE OUR HEDGIES WITH OUR OWN
    BRAND OF HEDGEHOG WHEEL CALLED,
    THE HEALTHY HEDGEHOG WHISPER WHEEL.

    (CHECK OUT OUR "WHISPER WHEEL WEB PAGE" TO SEE WHY THESE WHEELS ARE THE VERY
    BEST AVAILABLE FOR HEDGEHOGS!)
snuggle sack
  • THE FIRST 3 - 4 WEEKS THAT YOUR BABY HEDGIE IS
    IN YOUR HOME IS THE MOST CRITICAL TIME FOR BONDING AND SOCIALIZATION. EVERY INTERESTED
    MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY SHOULD SPEND TIME
    WITH YOUR NEW HEDGEHOG BUDDY ON A DAILY
    BASIS DURING THIS PERIOD.

    OUR "SNUGGLE SACKS" ARE AN EXCELLENT TOOL FOR FACILITATING THE BONDING STAGE.

    (CLICK ON OUR "SNUGGLE SACK" WEB PAGE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT IT).
  • IF YOU ARE GOING AWAY FOR A LONG WEEKEND ... YOUR HEDGEHOG WILL DO JUST
    FINE WITH A BIGGER BOWL OF SPIKE'S DELITE FOOD AND AN EXTRA
    HAMSTER WATER BOTTLE!
To see pictures of some of our hedgehogs currently available for purchase, check out our  HEDGEHOGS AVAILABLE web page.
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HAS PUT TOGETHER A HEDGEHOG GOODY BAG INFO PACK.
THIS PACKAGE IS FULL OF USEFUL HEDGEHOG INFORMATION.
IT INCLUDES:

* OUR DETAILED HEDGEHOG CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
    THIS SIX-PAGE SYNOPSIS DETAILS OUR MANY YEARS OF LIVING WITH AND CARING FOR
    HEDGEHOGS. IT IS FULL OF TIPS AND INFORMATION ONLY HANDS ON EXPERIENCE CAN
    PROVIDE.
* AN ASSORTMENT OF OTHER HEDGEHOG LITERATURE.

* VICKIE'S HEDGEHOG COUPON BOOK.
    THIS BOOK CONTAINS MANY $$$ SAVING SPECIAL OFFERS WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO
    OUR PRODUCTS, AS WELL AS TO OUR LIVESTOCK.

OUR GOODY BAG INFO PACK
IS AVAILABLE FOR A $5.00 SHIPPING/HANDLING FEE
WHICH IS REFUNDABLE ON YOUR FIRST ORDER.

SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE OUT TO VICKIE JESTER
C/O HEDGEHOGS BY VICKIE

PO BOX 971
WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60186

JUST REQUEST THE
GOODY BAG INFO PACK!

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hedgehog book
ANOTHER GREAT SOURCE OF HEDGEHOG
INFORMATION IS THE EXCELLENT BOOK:
"THE HEDGEHOG PRIMER"
by Antigone Means-Burleson, Ph.D.

THE HEDGEHOG PRIMER IS A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO
THE CARE OF PET HEDGEHOGS, BASED ON SOUND
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.  THIS BOOK IS FOR
BEGINNING AND EXPERIENCED HEDGEHOG
ENTHUSIASTS ALIKE, PROVIDING A FIRM FOUNDATION
TO KEEP YOUR HEDGEHOG HAPPY AND HEALTHY!

Dr. Means-Burleson HAS BEEN AN INTERNATIONAL HEDGEHOG ASSOCIATION
(IHA) LICENSED JUDGE SINCE 1997.  SHE HAS SHARED HER EXPERTISE
BOTH JUDGING AND TRAINING JUDGES AS AN IHA MASTER JUDGE.  "TIG"
ASSISTED WITH THE FOUNDING OF THE IHA REGISTRY AS WELL AS LAYING THE
FOUNDATION FOR THE IHA'S CURRENT HEDGEHOG RESCUE AND BREEDER
ETHICS PROGRAMS.  SHE IS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE IHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AND HAS SERVED AS ACTING PRESIDENT.

HER INFORMATIVE 77-PAGE BOOK IS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD DEALING WITH
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BASIC CARE OF PET AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOGS. THE SIX IN-DEPTH CHAPTERS COVER EVERYTHING FROM
"ARE HEDGEHOGS GOOD PETS?" TO "WHEN HEDGEHOG COMES HOME"
AS WELL AS "BREEDER ETHICS".

THIS BOOK IS AN EXCELLENT READ.  IT REMAINS A GREAT REFERENCE ON OUR
BOOKSHELF!  IT IS RARELY AVAILABLE IN LOCAL PET STORES.  AND IT IS
FREE FROM MUCH OF THE MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT MANY PET
STORE BOOKS PROVIDE.

WE ARE PRIVILEDGED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER
THIS EXCELLENT RESOURCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS!


AND WE CAN SHIP IT TO YOUR DOOR,
ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES
FOR ONLY $15  (INCLUDING SHIPPING)

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