Posted: 21 Sep 2011 07:48 AM PDT
Pet Ownership: Purchasing a Hedgehog
They look cute on the cartoon and quite harmless. We are speaking of hedgehogs. They are not your traditional pet so make sure that you do some research before you buy one as a pet.
Hedgehogs are becoming more popular as pets these days. They are small animals that have pointed noses and whose skin is covered in quills. They remind people of porcupines only more compact.
Even though they are small, owning one is not a walk in the park. Here are several tips that can help you know before you buy if a hedgehog will make a good pet for your lifestyle and family situation.
What to Know before Buying a Hedgehog
1. Check the Laws – Know the laws. Hedgehogs may not be allowed as pets inside city limits in all areas. If they are allowed, you may need a special permit. Don't get your heart set on one until you know that it is a possibility.
If you want a hedgehog as a pet, go into it with your eyes open. They are small but delicate and need a lot of regular care.
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