Hedgehogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statuecollector:
    Having a hedgehog for a pet is the first time i ever heard of it. But i do not think it is wrong, if you want it as a pet then go for it but remeber one important thing. When he/she gets sick which vet can you go to for help? There is not much vet which has reptile exprience, but i know 2 or 3 vets they do but i doubt they have exprience in a hedgehog. You do not want them killing it or you do not want you killing it by doing the wrong thing.. think again before you buy or adopt animals or reptiles
    A hedgehog is not a reptile! It's a mammal.

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    but it's also an uncommon/unusual animal to have as a pet, therefore it would be difficult to find a vet that would be as well versed in "hedgehog anatomy and diseases" as they would with, say, the intricate workings of dogs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statuecollector:
    Having a hedgehog for a pet is the first time i ever heard of it. But i do not think it is wrong, if you want it as a pet then go for it but remeber one important thing. When he/she gets sick which vet can you go to for help? There is not much vet which has reptile exprience, but i know 2 or 3 vets they do but i doubt they have exprience in a hedgehog. You do not want them killing it or you do not want you killing it by doing the wrong thing.. think again before you buy or adopt animals or reptiles
    Hedgehogs are not uncommom pets in other countries. As for the vet, most British vets who did their training in the UK will have done training with small mammals including hedgehogs. I know our vet here in HK (an Aussie actually) has taken care of hedgehogs, hampsters, rabbits and the like since being in HK.

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    well apparently ppl DO keep hedgehogs as pets but it isn't that common. The European hedgehog is NOT kept. It is either the African or Ethiopian hedgehog. They are shy nocturnal animals that require a high-level of specialised care. All the sites I looked at warned ppl to know what you are getting into b4 you buy.
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