I got Sammy's treats at my favorite small petstore yesterday, and they had a family of hedge hogs. My boss has been saying she's interested in them as a pet, but doesn't know much about them. I said I'd ask here for the low down on all things Hedge Hog.
A few basic questions: What do they want to eat? I was told there are pellets that combine what they like and need for nutrition, so that is all they need, but is that true? Or is it like us making our bunnies live only on pellets - sustained but hardly the best thing for them.
Are they OK being alone with their humans, or do they really need a buddy? Does she need to get two if she gets one?
Caged all the time, with human visits like guinea pigs, or a more open habitat?
Tell all, Hedge Hog lovers.
(P.S. Your reward for info. is a look at the pix I took of them - not yet uploaded to this computer. Very cute.)