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so im thinking of getting a hedgehog or two and i have some questions.

1. can 2 live together?
2. is the rejection you see in females after breeding permanent?
3. can a female breed more than once?
4. would a 76qt sterlite be enough space?

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Welcome to HHC! To try to answer your questions:

1. It is possible for two to live together, but they should both be female, and even then sometimes they won't get along. Always be prepared to separate and house them separately.

2. I haven't bred any hedgies as I firmly believe it should be left to the very experienced experts, who can handle it.

3. Again, I don't recommend breeding in the slightest to new hedgie owners.

4. For two, that is definitely too small. If you wanted, you could get two tubs and attach them together for ambient space. For one, it is still a bit on the small side but, properly heated, I think would do.
 

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thanx so much for the quick the quick reply! ok, i wont breed them, but i used to have rats and they were very social and loved having their little friend. are hedgehogs different?

thanx again.
 

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Yes, hedgehogs differ very much from rats. Aside from not being rodents, they aren't social the way rats are.
Hedgehogs are solitary creatures.
 

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Yes, hedgies are solitary by nature and do not need companionship as many other small animals do, like rats and mice. :)
 
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