African Pygmy Hedgehogs – Emergencies

Emergencies and your hedgehog Be prepared Photo by Michelleness via Flickr A variety of issues may well arise with your hedgehog. The very first step you should take is to prepare in advance. It is not only vital to have a trusted regular vet, but in addition you need one that is accessible for out … Read more

What is Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS)

WHS an introduction Photo by Yoppy via Flickr Wobbly hedgehog syndrome is a neurodegenerative disease which affects the brain and spinal cord of African pygmy and European hedgehogs.It has been reported that the disease may affect up to 10% of African Pygmy Hedgehogs in the USA. Research has shown that patterns occurr in defined family lines, thereby … Read more

Exotic Pets can Seriously Damage your Health

Exotic pets and exotic diseases Photo by michelleness via Flickr Each year literally hundreds of millions of legally imported exotic pets flood into the United States and Europe. Many of these animals can be happily hopping, swimming or crawling in the wild in South America, Asia or Africa one day, and find themselves in a cage … Read more