View Full Version : Female African Pygmy Hedgehog, Oxfordshire

17th January 2013, 10:38 AM
Name: Henrietta
Age: Approx 2 years
Breed: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Sex: Female
Colour/Pattern: I'm unsure official colouring - I'd guess at Alergian grey.
neutered: N/A
Fully vaccinated:N/A
micro chipped:N/A
de fled:N/A
Do they have any behaviour problems: Henrietta does not like being handled and will ball up. This is not uncommon with african pygmy hedgehogs and may improve with regular, patient contact. Her owner would need to be prepared in case this doesn't change however she can still be picked up with care and does improve once out. She absolutely adores exploring.
Do they have any medical problems: No
Reason for coming to Rescue: Owner asked us to take her in as the only interest they had in her was for breeding (if bred now, she would die as she is too old).
Are they used to children: Yes.
if so what age: 2.5 years old.
Are they an indoor or outdoor pet.(are they used to living outside or indoors): These cannot live outside, and you must keep an eye on your temperature to prevent dangerous hibenation attempts.
Type of housing that would be required. e.g 6ft by 6ft hutch plus run: A Zoozone 2 or 4 foot viviarium. No barred cages please.
Period of time they can be left alone? N/A
What type of home are you looking for? Experienced hedgehog home, or new one who can be patient with her and be prepared if she stays huffy. She is still a very sweet girl and does improve after being out for a while - it is just initial handling attempts do scare her.
Donation required: Yes.
Web link:Details can be found on http://crittery.co.uk/rescue/crittery_rescue.php

Other information:
There are some more photos, including her posing in a bath on her album: Henrietta Hog needs a home! (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.281717325282499.66863.222894951164737&type=3) This girl is lovely, and for the right patient owner she will make an interesting pet. She will need regular baths as she loves her wheel and gets her feet quite messy! She loves exploring and playing. Full care advice and support will be given, please get in touch if interested.


17th January 2013, 09:31 PM
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