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How to tell if your pet hedgehog is hibernating?
Some signs of hibernation in your pet hedgehog you should look for are: cool to the touch, difficulties moving, and lack of appetite. If you think your hedgehog is going into hibernation you will need to warm their body slowly using a safe heating pad or covered hot water bottle. 5. Pet Hedgehogs Are Omnivores
Are hedgehogs harmful to humans?
Hedgehogs are capable of transmitting major infections to humans such as Salmonella and Mycobacteria as well as some fungal and viral infections. This is particularly concerning for young children and people with compromised immune systems.
How long do African pygmy hedgehogs live as pets?
African Pygmy hedgehogs live for longer when kept as pets than in the wild, with the average lifespan of about 5 to 8 years. They live longer if a good cage is used, with good heating and their diet and exercise keeps them healthy, stopping them going obese.
Can you increase the lifespan of a hedgehog with Sniffles?
But if a hedgehog has 鈥渟niffles鈥? it’s likely an upper respiratory infection (URI) and they can die from it if untreated. So one way you can increase the lifespan of a hedgehog is to get them appropriate medical treatment when it’s necessary.