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Traveling with your Pet Hedgehog

Hedgehog is an animal that is not that popular among household members. Although there are lots of people who know what it looks like but do not know what it is called. Also, very few people own a hedgehog as a pet, and those who own one always say that the feeling it gives is surprising because even though they are not that clingy and sweet like dogs and cats, they are great in many ways.

Hedgehog kind of looks like hamster but they are darker in color and has spikes. According to hedgehog owners, that kind of animal is very smart and low maintenance. The owner just have to check it in his cageĀ  from time to time to see what it is doing. They also emphasized the importance of buying cage perfect for hedgehogs because this is where your pet will spend most of its time. Also, cage is crucial especially if you like to bring your pet with you on travel.

Hedgehogs like to travel so you will not have a problem with it. But of course, event though they are travel friendly, you still have to make sure that it is comfortable and the environment clean. One example is cleaning the cage before travel, putting extra toys, and removing the water so as to not get spilled.

Also, make sure that its cage has a solid foundation or base and also a mini wheel just in case the hedgehog needs plenty of energy. If the cage happens to be too large for you car, then you may transfer him to a plastic carrier that are suitable for animals. Also, you can check out a pet store if there is travel size cage or carrier for hedgehog.

You might want to add his favorite foods and most importantly carrots to prepare for the long ride. If you have a toilet paper roll, put it in his cage so he can play and something to chew since hedgehogs love to chew for hours. It is also important to take note that hedgehogs are like hamsters, they react easily to a sudden change in temperature. So avoid sunlight and too much cold.