Hedgehogs, African Pygmy

Pan Handle Exotics

Common Name: Hedgehogs, African Pygmy

Scientific Name: Atelerix Albiventris

General Information: Hedgehogs (African Pygmy) originate from Senegal in western Africa to southern Somalia and Tanzania on the continent's eastern edge.

They are primarily nocturnal animals but are usually okay with occasional playtime during the day as long as they are still given the appropriate amount of time to sleep The average lifespan is 4 - 7 years in captivity. Adult size is approximately 6" long.

Hedgehogs are one of the easiest exotics to care for as long as you keep temperature in mind. They require a temperature of 72 or higher. Colder than 72 can result in the hedgehog hibernating which can lead to death. A simple way to prevent this is by using a standard reptile heat lamp if your house stays cold.

Diet: Our hedgehogs are fed a specialized food we make in store produced by a specific blend of high quality cat foods. We have used this diet for many years and have had great success. We also offer many treats for hedgehogs! Be sure to check out our hedgehog husbandry video at http://www.panhandleexotics.com/husbandry.wmv

Price: $225

Availability: Hedgehogs typically breed throughout the year, come by the store or give us a call at (850) 542-4410 to see if we have babies ready now!

Permit Information: No permit is required in the state of Florida. Each state has different laws. If you live outside the state of Florida check with your local Fish & Wildlife first to ensure the animal is legal and obtain any required permit before hand. For species requiring a permit in Florida, we offer free assistance to Florida residents once the animal has been reserved!

Shipping: Can this animal be shipped? Yes! If you are unable to pickup at our store in Pensacola, Florida we are able to ship to your nearest major airport!

Financing: Financing is NOT required however, financing is available for any purchase totaling $300 or more before tax if desired. This can be used for both the animal and supplies! If you are interested in financing you can apply online at www.PanhandleExotics.com/finance.htm for instant approval!

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