Pygmy hedgehogs may seem a little prickly on the outside, but some people who are allergic to cats or dogs find that they are not allergic to hedgehogs.

Most people are surprised to learn that hedgehogs are not related to porcupines at all; they are more closely related to shrews and moles. Despite their spiny top coats, hedgehogs have a soft underside and make pleasant pets, particularly for small environments, like apartments.

Most hedgehogs can be litter trained and they have little, if any, odor. As a well-cared-for pet,  you can expect a hedgehog to live between four and seven years. For more information on owning a hedgehog as a pet, email us.

If you have a pet hedgehog and would like to share your photos, please feel free to upload them to our Facebook page. Be sure to let us know your pet’s name and whether you got him or her at The Animal Store.

Mention this post on hedgehogs and receive 25% off your entire purchase* of a hedgehog and/or hedgehog supplies, food, treats or equipment.

*Offer good on white tags only and valid through August 21, 2009. 


  1. Kade DeLacy May 4, 2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Hi. I’ve been doing a little research into hedgehogs. I would really love to purchase one this summer and have been asking around to find a good place to purchase one. I am from south eastern WI/ northern IL and heard there were good stores that sell hedgies in the Chicago area. I Noticed this store because it its actually just down the street from a friends house. I was wondering if you had any availability or pricing information regarding your hedgehogs that i could have. Thank you very much.

    • kennbearman May 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      We sell hedgehogs. They are very rare to get these days. The last batch was here in the store for 2 days. I suggest you come in to visit our store and at that time if you prepay for one the cost will only be $275.00. That last batch sold for $325 each. We have all kinds of cages and supplies for the furry balls of fun.

  2. Tracy L Hilgenberg April 5, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Looking for a Hedgehog, we are looking for a hedgehog for my daughter she is 18years old. I am wondering if you can send me some picture ?

    Thank You

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