Before You Buy A Hedgehog Watch This!

hey everyone so I wanted to talk about some things you should know about before buying a hedgehog so I want to go over type of cage and things you lean in the cage and just some things you should know about them first off I've had lots of people tell me on YouTube comments and such but they're hedgehogs are really mean they buy it etc etc and it kind of confuses me because I've owned over 30 hedgehogs in my life and not a single one has bitten me and 99% of them have been super tough calm and tame I've had one or two that were a little grouchy but we're still very handleable none of them I've ever bitten me or acted mean so the very first thing you got to know is hedgehogs are not naturally just gonna be mean though like like this one is you can see very easy to pick up and very easy to hold this is how all my hedgehogs were when they were babies when they were two months old and three months old when I sold them so if you buy a hedgehog or any pet the very first thing you need to know is try to handle them first and make sure you're getting them when they're already common tame this is how a good Hedgehog should act no matter what the age when you uncover them they might be a little you know she's stayed in the ball for a second but now she's curious and walking around if I go near too much he might pissed up a little bit you can see but that's not too bad she's not curling into a ball and jumping at me and to pick her up all you should have to do is put your hand underneath cuz they have fur underneath instead of spikes so a hedgehog should act just about like this when you buy anything so that's the first thing make sure you handle them and you get a good Hedgehog from the start don't buy one that's been neglected and you know maybe not treated very well and it's mean because it's gonna be pretty hard to change that around can be done but it's best to start with a nice one so in the cage I'm actually going to show you guys how to make a cage like this I'll put an annotation here I've got a how to make a hedgehog cage video but I just used these plastic tubs and they work great they're easy to clean they're not as heavy as a glass or screen cage and they're just amazing for for the hedgehogs inside the cage you're gonna need a hide somewhere for them to sleep in a food dish and also a wheel which I don't have currently in here the wheels should be about 12 inches and it should be a bottom wheels so a pretty big wheel with flat bottom no bars you want their feet to be able to just run on a flat surface and then most people are going to suggest a water bowl and that's good if you have just one Hedgehog that is pretty good I myself use water bottles because it's so much easier I've never had a problem with them and all the years I've owned hedgehogs my hedgehogs have all done fine with them but I'm sure some people are gonna say oh you should use the water dish water bottles are no good bla bla bla bla bla okay fine you could say that if you want but I haven't had a single problem with water bottles so that's where I use and find them easier but you can use a water dish if you want if that's what you prefer and then for betting the cheapest that I find is wood chip budding now do not use pine or cedar pine or cedar is bad for lots of small animals you should really stay away from both of those go with Aspen which is what I have in here which is a better quality wood for pretty much all types of animals to be able to live on you could also use more expensive stuff like that care fresh paper bedding and there's other stuff too but if you go with a wood chip budding make sure to stay with Aspen other than that you need food and you know the staple die for them could be cat food but make sure you get some high quality cat food and I recommend mixing two brands they don't eat very much so if you buy two bags of cat food those two bags if you mix them together you know and their feed them don't last a pretty long time you also want high protein 35 percent or higher and low fat 15 percent or less fat in the food so don't just go buy some low-quality fat food cat food going to look at the labels and try to get something that's a you know pretty good quality it's worth spending a little bit more on their food because really like I said think about how much of Caddy's and a cat weighs you know 10 to 15 pounds these guys weigh what a pound so I mean they're eating a tenth of what a cat eats so that food lasts pretty long so um I think that's about all you guys need to know to get one of these guys you got to get a cage and all this stuff like I said if you make your own cage you can make your own cage just get a hide you can even use a cardboard box as a hide you could use anything you want so you can really build Paige if you use my method that I showed earlier for maybe 30 bucks with the food dish and everything and then the hedgehogs usually cost I've seen them priced anywhere from 65 up to 200 or more just depends where you buy them from so if you get lucky and get a Hedgehog for 65 you could actually get a Hedgehog tank and everything the whole setup for a hundred bucks so that's about how much they cost although usually it's a little more than that I think I paid 175 for each of my hedgehogs but um that's just some of the things you should know before owning them a couple of the cleaning things you need to know is their back nails usually get long so you will want to cut those I'll put an annotation to my hedgehog nail cutting video up here and then you should give them a bath but not too often maybe once a month you can do it as much as once a week but their skin can get dry if you do it too often so I'll put an annotation maybe up in the middle here for how to give your Hedgehog a bath that should be pretty much all you need to know to own these guys they're pretty fun pets and easy to easy to own really if it's not too hard to take care of them you just need to give them food and water and then clean their cage about once a week and then play with them when you you know when you have time to play with them so anyways if you guys have any questions about hedgehogs let me know and happy pet keeping

44 thoughts on “Before You Buy A Hedgehog Watch This!

  1. Thanks to YouTube algorithms I now know hedgehogs just basically shit everywhere and masturbate. I prefer just feeding the wild ones. They are pretty rad though.

  2. All of this bedding is wrong. And the size of the cage is way to small. You want about a 4 feet long cage and you should always have a wheel. DO NOT USE WOOD CHIPS AT ALL. The best is to get dog pee pads or fabric. One thing to hide in is wrong. DO NOT PUT WATER NEAR THIER EARS OF ELSE THEY WILL GET WADDLY HEDGHOG SINDROM. You also want heaters or else they will die of go to hibernation.

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  4. How did you forget to say a HEATING SOURCE! That is SO important, because they will attempt to hibernate, but not get enough food and die!

  5. How hard is it to change a grouchy hedgehog because I have a very friendly female but I ended up with a very grouchy male and do you have any suggestions to help get him ?

  6. Hey brother I got a question about our hedgehog I wonder if you can help me with or give me some advice we don't really have any vets close by us that deal with hedgehogs and our pixie is losing quills and has a bald patch on her back she's about 6 months old now. We keep her in fleece bedding I never hear her scratch so I don't think it's mites but not sure

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