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

Avoiding Dodgy Pet Hedgehog Breeders

“Wanna buy a watch?” As many of this blog’s regular readers will already know, we have recently devoted a lot of time  and space to a tale of what happens when things go very wrong when buying a pet hedgehog from a breeder. The story involves un-kept pre-sale promises, ringworm and unpaid vet fee refunds. … Read more

Children and your Pet Hedgehog

Kids and hedgehogs Photo by michelleness via Flickr Bringing a pet hedgehog into a home where young kids are present is something that should be cause for concern for any responsible owner. However, hedgehogs do make great pets and children take delight in them. It will all depend on the children in question and how their parents … Read more

Hedgehog Body Language

You will be able to tell how your pet hedgehog is feeling from its body language and the sounds it makes. Here are some of its typical responses and what they signify. Rolling up Rolling  into a ball is a defence mechanism and it means it is frightened or doesn’t like what’s going on around … Read more

Building a Locust Incubator

The locust eaters This article was written by Ian Miles who is the owner of Leo, one of the pet hedgehogs involved in my ringworm article. It describes how he built his own locust incubator and provides some good tips for anyone thinking about constructing one for themselves. For our American readers, Ian is lives … Read more

The Ringworm Story – Follow up

What happened next Once this article was published I informed Heavenlyhogs through the Reptile UK Forums of its existence. This morning I received her reply which I post here in its entirety, exactly as it was received by me: Quote: Dear Ms Fountain, I’d like to inform you about a blog article I posted earlier … Read more