Question by  wiki (76)

Does a hedgehog make a good pet?

My daughter wants one.


Answer by  howliecat (73)

Probably not. They are wild animals and should really not be kept as pets unless you're prepared to give them a lot of attention.


Answer by  Bizybee (134)

They do not make good pets for small children due to the fact that they require a certain level of care. The animal might poke or scare the child causing the child to accidentally squeeze or hurt the pet resulting in the animal biting the child. Though they do make wonderful pets, they are not for everyone.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

Hedgehogs are not very good pets. They prefer to tunnel and burrow and that is not very conducive with keeping it in a house or even within a back yard. In addition, they are not very cuddly.


Answer by  petpal (136)

Hedgehogs are very low maintenance pets. They keep to themselves, and are easy to clean up after and feed. If your daughter would like a pet she can take out of the cage to play with, I would recommend a hamster or guinea pig, as hedgehogs are not very social.


Answer by  beth14 (133)

Beware! It may be illegal to own this cute little creature. Although they appear cuddly, they are often aloof and can bite even the kindest of owners. Do your homework!


Answer by  Chiyamaka (846)

No they do NOT make a good pet. Hedgehogs are wild animals and should not be kept as pets. In some areas it is illegal to have them.

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