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Old 11-12-2019, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Spiky_Floof, natural light is not enough for a hedgehog. They are native to areas around the equator that receive about 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness a day year round. They will try to hibernate if they don't get enough day light. All pet hedgehogs, regardless of the time of year, or amount of natural light they receive, need to have about 12 hours of bright light a day. Relying on natural light is a good way to end up with a hibernating hedgehog.
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