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How to Care for Your Hedgehog

How to Care for Your Hedgehog

(photo credit National Geographic) Description African Pygmy Hedgehogs, the most common type of pet hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris), are small (5”-7”) nocturnal mammals, native to sub-Saharan Africa. They are distinguished by the hollow quills that cover their bodies. Hedgehogs have a...

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