Veterinary care of African pygmy hedgehogs

01 Apr 2020

Wissink-Argilaga, N.

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Background: African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) belong to the order Insectivora and the Erinaceidae family. In the wild they can be found in the steppes, grasslands and agricultural fields of central Africa. They are becoming more popular as pets and so clinicians need to be familiar with their general care, husbandry and health issues.

Aim of the article: This article discusses the general husbandry and care requirements of African pygmy hedgehogs, as well as how to deal with sick hedgehogs.