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The following is a small list of Hedgehog Supplies we can not live without! Each of the items below has been used and vetted by us. What are your "Hedgehog Essentials?" We'd love to add your recommendations to our growing list!
Food for Sick Hedgehogs
Oxbow Animal Health Critical Care, Carnivore is crucial to have on hand if your hedgehog loses its appetite due to illness. Just add water to the powdered formula, and this highly digestible supplement will help give your hedgehog the nutrition and strength it needs to recover. It has high palatability - hedgehogs love this stuff! It can be mixed 50/50 with Critical Care, Omnivore. *Please note that if your hedgehog stops eating, it is imperative that you see a vet immediately. This supplement should only be used under the care of a licensed exotic hedgehog veterinarian.*
This Living World Cage is one of the best cages for your hedgehog. It is easy to clean and provides a safe, well-ventilated and comfortable home for your hedgie. Get the largest size so your hedgehog has lots of space to roam! 46.9"L x 22.8"W x 24.0"H
Cricket Powder for Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs love this cricket powder. Mix with water and add to their food in moderation. Cricketerra's human-grade pure cricket powder contains dehydrated and pressure cooked crickets ground into a powder-like consistency. Great to add high quality, abundant protein and essential amino acids!
Best Hedgehog Food
Hedgehog Precision is the BEST high quality, insect based hedgehog food out there. Science-backed and formulated for hedgehogs of all ages, including babies and nursing mothers. Check out their selection of treats & live insects as well. *We are not affiliated or sponsored; we just think they have the healthiest hedgehog food!*
Hedgehog Grooming & Care
We highly recommend Hedgehogs & Friends - their organic products are fantastic, plus their branding is SO CUTE! Pamper your hedgehog with their moisturizing organic hedgehog shampoo made from soothing aloe leaf juice and saponified coconut oil. Check out their Coconut Quills dietary supplement and skin/quill conditioner. They even offer a Dr. Quills antiseptic wound spray. Plus their Squeaky Clean Lavender Cage Cleaner is a must-have on your hedgehog supply list. *We are not affiliated or sponsored; we just think everything from this shop is simply delightful!*
Hedgehog Water Dish
We love using these Ceramic Classic Style Ramekins as water dishes for hedgehogs. They are the perfect height for a hegehog to drink out of, and their heavy weight prevents them from being tipped over. Plus, they're dishwasher and microwave safe!
Hedgehog Food Dish
These adorable heart-shaped ceramic dishes are great for feeding hedgehogs kibble! Their short height makes it easy and comfortable for hedgehogs to eat from. Great for senior hedgies, sick hedgehogs, or hedgehogs with mobility issues. It places the hedgehog's posture in a natural position, close to the ground—mimicking how they would eat in nature! They can be used as water dishes too.
Hedgehog Travel Carrier
This luxury pet hedgehog carrier is one of my best purchases ever. It provides adequate ventilation, and you can add a microwavable heating disk to keep the inside toasty-warm. I personally used the white version to travel daily with my hedgehog for 5 years (she came everywhere with me)! I can't recommend it highly enough. Outstanding quality, and great value for the money. I received plenty of compliments on this bag from people who didn't even realize it was a pet carrier!
Hedgehog Heating Pad
This electric heated pet bed has two adjustable temperatures and a chew-resistant cord. It is a great warming mat to have in your hedgehog's cage, especially if you have hard, cold floors! I used these daily for many years, and they held up great. They are also easy to wipe down and keep clean. This electric warming mat is a must for traveling with your hedgehog!
Hedgehog Feeding Syringes
These curved-tip syringes are perfect for assisted feeding. It is wise to regularly feed your hedgehog liquid treats or food via these syringes, so if the hedgehog falls ill, they will already associate eating from the syringe as a positive experience. It will be so much easier to syringe-feed your hedgehog medication & food when they are sick if you get them used to hand-feeding when they are healthy!
Hedgehog Travel Cage
This lightweight, foldable fabric pet cage is a must for traveling with your hedgehog! When you arrive at your destination, this mesh playpen "pops up" and is fully enclosed, keeping your hedgehog safe and secure with plenty of room to roam. It has great ventilation and is tall enough to allow for even the largest hedgehog wheel to fit inside. Be sure to add a heating pad so the floor doesn't get too cold. You will also want a heat source nearby to keep the environment toasty warm—however, please note the heat source SHOULD NOT be placed too close to this pop-up pen, due to the risk of catching on fire.
Handheld Vacuum for Cage
This lightweight, cordless handheld vacuum cleaner is great for sucking up kibble and stray quills! It is essential to keep your hedgehog's cage clean, and I find that this USB-powered vacuum makes daily cage cleaning quick and easy. It can work for cleaning hedgehog poop too—as long as it is fully dried!
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
These microfiber cleaning cloths are great for wiping down your hedgehog's cage. They are lint-free, machine-washable, and dryer-safe!
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