- May 16, 2018
- Nov 14, 2018
Hedgehogs in nature meet quite often, but very seldom they can be seen as pets. It seems that the ridiculous attractive face and amusing habits are capable to cause only joyful affection. But when the animal appears in the apartment, it becomes clear that with the advent of a small animal inevitably there are also problems.
These animals are found all over the world. They are omnivorous, their body is covered with the renewed prickles which about 10 thousand pieces. Hedgehogs lead a nocturnalism. The size of such animals is from 12 to 45 cm, weight is equal to 0.3 — 1.5 kg.
the following species of hedgehogs are suitable For contents in house conditions:
Before buying a hedgehog, it is necessary to understand what is required for his contents in house conditions.
It is necessary:
Good care will be provided to a hedgehog by life expectancy up to 10 years.
Before lodging in the house of the hedgehog who is especially found on the street it is necessary to consider everything well. With stay it in the house can appear problems:
If the hedgehog is picked up on the street, he should be shown to the veterinarian to avoid possible diseases.
it is possible to Win against night wakefulness of hedgehogs in two ways:
It is necessary not to allow in house conditions of approach of hibernation at hedgehogs if they weigh less than 800 g as it badly affects health of animals, they can even die. To interrupt its dream, the pet needs to be wrapped up a towel, to put nearby a bottle with warm water. It is required to create the room temperature at which at it the deep sleep will not come.
It is necessary to buy hedgehogs from professional manufacturers or in pet-shops. The animals bought there become domestic quicker, and the hedgehogs who appeared and grew in room conditions get used to people quicker and cause less problems.
It is very interesting to watch these small animals, especially when they manual and freely make contact. And to decide on what is delivered more by a domestic hedgehog: problems or joy, everyone will be able. And if difficulties of maintenance of this animal in the apartment do not frighten the people living in it, it is quite possible to buy such nice small animal.