Hi! Ms. Frog here to tell you about the basis of hedgehog care and why I chose a hedgehog as a pet!
To start, I was an eager 4th grader who wanted something of her own, so naturally I started my research, I looked up many pets and many just didn’t fit my schedule or had very short life spans or were too high maintenance. This is what led me to get a hedgehog. To start, hedgehogs are very low maintenance, they require a cage clean about once a week but other than that, you can put out as much food as needed as hedgehogs only eat until full.
Hedgehogs are not a problem to take care of whatsoever and their life span can last anywhere from 5-8 years, which means you have lots of time to build a strong relationship with them. Some hedgehogs are shyer than others which means they might take a while to warm up to you, my hedgehog got used to me about 3 weeks in, but some hedgehogs can last up to a year to warm up depending on the personality and social-ness of the hedgehog.
They do NOT work well with other hedgehogs so please do not house them together!! They like their own space, so sure they can meet each other but you need to keep an eye on them to otherwise they will fight to the death, which might sound a little scary but it’s the truth, hedgehogs will preferably not do this with different genders, mainly with the same gender, but this is still scary to think about, so please just avoid housing them together. HEDGEHOGS ARE SOLITARY!
Thank you so much for reading!
Elmer’s Christmas by David McKee is a sweet story in the Elmer elephant book series. While the adults work on festive preparations, Elmer takes the young ones up the mountain. Seeing their first snow, they have a fun time. They find a tree they can “easily return.” Good idea! In this story, the baby elephants want to give people gifts, too, not just receive presents. And Elmer, a star among the elephants, helps the young ones meet Papa Red. Miss Frog is a star who helps Miss Owl read and create art.