Hedgehogs can be great pets for your household. They are intelligent, friendly, playful and very responsive. They can also be really silly like most pets, so you will always find something fun to do with them. Of course, like all animals, hedgehogs won’t open upto you immediately. They are actually shy and nervous animals when they first make contact with people. So their instinctive reaction is to curl up into a ball to protect themselves. This is a very common occurrence at first, but they will eventually get accustomed to you overtime and then quite literally open up to you.
The most important things that aspiring hedgehog owners need to remember but tend to forget is that you cannot rush into these things. You cannot force your pet to suddenly be comfortable to you, but at the same time, it doesn’t mean that you completely leave them alone either. They need to be able to see your face regularly and still get daily interaction with you in order for them to remember and get used to you.
Hedgehogs have a specific diet. They are insectivorous so they do eat mealworms, but at the same time, you can also accommodate other items into their diets like berries. However, please consult a vet before you make changes in their diet. Also, if you keep their food bowl full at all times, they will keep eating and then gain too much weight which will lead to other problems for them. So, give them limited amounts of food.
Lastly, make sure that your cage works with your hedgehogs. They should be comfortable enough to move around and they should be able to fit in the wheel as well. You can check the hedgehog minimum cage size online or in a trusted pet store just to be safe.