Re: how long should a hedgehog be left
Snarf is out for a hour actively doing something (exploring or cuddling) but he sleeps fir the better part of most days on the couch beside me. If he seems restless I let him run around or go back to his home.
Any time spent eith a hedgie is good - typically, more us better.
If you have someone care for your hedgie which you are away, they should fo checks twice daily. If they ate comfortable handling hedges, they should try to every day even fir just a few minutes. Five days is a long time in hedgieville.