Hedgehog dilemma

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Hedgehog dilemma

Postby Lillypod » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:06 pm

My aunt has been wanting a hedgehog for a very long time and she lives in Klerksdorp, she runs a small rehabilitation center and nursing home for wild animals (that is registered). Her husband finally bought her a hedgehog, but my fear is it is a wild hedgehog that someone was selling, they apparently fed it marie biscuits since it was a baby. Can someone please confirm if this is a native hedgehog? It does not look like any of the pet hedgehogs I have seen before.

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Re: Hedgehog dilemma

Postby Bushviper » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:16 pm

Yip that is an indigenous hedgehog and she requires a permit. If she is registered they should not have a problem adding this to her permit. Hope she feeds it soaked dog food and mealworms to get some proper food into its body.

I doubt the previous people had it for very long. It would be dead on that diet.
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Re: Hedgehog dilemma

Postby Lillypod » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:51 pm

I told her what I feed mine and she says she will adjust his diet. She is determined to give him the best life possible, she has had a few really awesome animals at her center. Let's hope he does well and now damage was done due to his previous diet. Thanks Bushviper.
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