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Reasons to own a hedgehog?

13691 Views 8 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Dansie
I'm trying to convince my parents to let me get a hedgehog. (I'm 15) I've done lots of research, but I want to make a list of all the reasons hedgehogs make good pets/why to get one. If you have any good reasons, i'll add them to the list! Please help! :)

Reasons to own a hedgehog:
-Hedgehogs are small (don't take up too much space)
-Hedgehogs are quiet (Except for moving around)
-They eat very little
-Mostly Low Matinince
-Cute! :)
-No bad smell

**I read about them not triggering allergies on another site... Thanks for clearing that up! Nobody in my family has major allergies that I know of... My brother has a few and my uncle is allergic to cats and dogs.**
**I know they can make noises at night, but other than that, they are pretty quiet**
**I've looked at a few cages, but just to make sure, what kind would be the best size/type? Thanks!!**
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Thanks everyone! This is helping alot already :) During spring break we might go visit my uncle in Denton, Texas (Near McKinney) so my mom said we possible could talk to the hedgehog breeder or take a look at the hedgehogs! I've been wanting to be able to interact with a hedgehog... I think it will help me see if I really want one and am ready to commit to it. Thanks again!
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