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I've been reading up on hedgies for a couple of years now, and as far as I can understand, they are not very social, and should be kept alone.
Is this totally wrong?
Should they be kept together, like a small pack?

The reason I ask is that I see more an more people where I live, who has a couple of hedgies (2 or more), and for the most part they live together all the time.
People don't eaven seam to care if it's the same gender or not.
 

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Unfortunately the people you are referring to are completely and entirely wrong.

Hedgies do NOT crave company and it is absolutely not necessary (and usually not a good idea) to house two or more together.

Hedgies, as you have read, are solitary and unless you are very prepared for all the problems that can arise, you should not try to house them together. Sometimes two girls will get along, but males will fight (to the death, likely) and male/female, well, you do the math. It risks the female's life every time she gets pregnant, births, and then one or both parents will cannibalize the babies (they can be very clean while doing this, you may never know she was prego and had babies)

Even female/female pairings can go wrong even after getting along for ages. You need to be prepared to separate them at any sign of aggression, Which means having two cages, two wheels, two hiding places, two food dishes, two of everything. Then you have to take them out on neutral territory to get them used to eachother's scent before attempting to leave them together. It's a lot of work and not a great idea for people who are new to hedgies.

A lot of members on here have more than one hedgie, but the majority of them are in their own cage.
 

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Thank you for the quick reply.
I guess I'll just have to tell people, or refer them to this place, when I see this...

Unfortunally I know of a few breeders, who keep their male and female hedgie together all the time...
 
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