The Ringworm Story – Ian and Julie

In this story I use forum user names to identify the people involved. In October 2008 Ian and Julie drove 250 miles to South End on Sea to pick up their new pet hedgehog from Michelle Fountain aka Viljoen of Heavenly Hogs. At this time they believed they were dealing with a knowledgeable and experienced … Read more

The Ringworm Story – Introduction

Once upon a time I came across this story on the Pygmy Hogs UK forums several days ago and it disturbed me enough to want to report it so that prospective buyers are aware of the some of the risks they may face when buying their pet hedgehogs from breeders. The article is quite long … Read more

Hedgehog Crisps

Hedgehog flavoured crisps As a joke in the early 80’s, Phillip Lewis, the landlord of the Vaults Pub in Welshpool, Wales started offering his customers “hedgehog flavoured” crisps (the American potato chip). Realising that he might be on to something, Mr Lewis set up a company called Hedgehog Foods Ltd and started selling his crisps … Read more

Slugs, Snails and Hedgehogs in your Garden

Slugs, snails and hedgehogs Although this is not a hedgehog pet post, It’s something I’ve been meaning to write for quite some time. It also serves as a warning to hedgehog pet owners who allow their spiky friends to run around in their gardens. It’s quite amazing how many people, and gardeners in particular, believe … Read more

How to Hand-Feed Baby Hedgehogs

Hand feeding baby hedgehogs If you’re raising baby hedgehogs (also referred to as hoglets), rescuing orphaned hoglets, or bringing a young hoglet home as a pet, you may find that you need to hand feed them at some point. This could be because the babies are being neglected by their mother, the mother is sick, … Read more

Hedgehog Food – Some Delectable Treats for Your Pet

Treat your pet Photo by Narisa via Flickr If you’re wondering what kind of hedgehog food makes great snacks your hedgie, you’ll be happy to know you’ve got a lot to choose from! Hedgehogs are omnivores, so they can successfully eat both meat and plants. Just like with any animal, some foods are better for your hedgehog … Read more