Question: How long does a hedgehog live as a pet?

Keller says, “With appropriate care and keeping, your hedgehog will live about five years, and some even live longer than eight years.” If you have any questions about hedgehogs, contact your local veterinarian.

Are hedgehogs easy to take care of?

Some of the benefits of caring for hedgehogs is they are small and pretty easy to take care of. Hedgehogs are a ton of fun to play with, and once they are comfortable in their environment, they are quite friendly.

What breed of hedgehog lives the longest?

It is considered one of the smallest Middle Eastern hedgehogs. This hedgehog is insectivorous but may also feed on small vertebrates and plants. In captivity they can live for over 7 years....Long-eared hedgehogGenus:HemiechinusSpecies:H. auritusBinomial nameHemiechinus auritus (S. G. Gmelin, 1770)13 more rows

How much does a live hedgehog cost?

Typical costs: Hedgehogs range in price from $125-$250, depending on the hedgehogs age, color, and temperament. Some breeders offer hedgehog starter kits for around $75 that include a cage, wheel, a hiding place, water bottle, feed bowl and food, and some shavings.

How many human years is a hedgehog year?

A 5-year-old hedgehog is about 76 in people years, so if your hedgehog lives 5-7 years it has lived a full life but five years is longer than the national average....Hedgehog Age in Calendar YearsEquivalent Human Years5 years and 4 months80 years6 years and 2 months90 years7 years and 8 months100 years8 more rows

At what age is a hedgehog full grown?

Typically theyre full grown at 5-6 months, although they may continue to fill out a little bit after that. You probably wouldnt see much more weight increase, but you may see her shape fill in and become more rounded, if it isnt already.

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