Pet Hedgehog Spotlight: Spyke, Pyper + Owner Abby

Today we have our very first Pet Hedgehog Spotlight interview with owner Abby and her hedgehogs Spyke and Pyper.

Abby was kind enough to share some answers about owning a hedgehog and tips for future hedgehog owners. These beautiful photos of Spyke were taken by Abby’s dad, hedgehog care photo 1

How long have you had Spyke?

I have had Spyke for at least 1 1/2 yrs.

What made you decide you wanted a hedgehog as a pet?

My dad wanted one as a child, so we got one him for Father’s Day. But we loved him so we bought another (Pyper, a female).

How would you describe Spyke’s personality?

He’s arrogant, shy, funny, and weirdpet hedgehog care photo 3

What’s your favorite part about being a hedgehog owner?

I love everything about it!

Any tips for future hedgehog owners?

Hedgehogs love to eat crickets and mealworms. They need a wheel for exercise, they need somewhere  to sleep like a house. They need to be bathed, which I would do in a plastic container with warm water. You could get a toothbrush and baby shampoo and brush the quills until they’re clean.


Thank you Abby for sharing your hedgehogs with us! If you’re a hedgehog owner and would like to get your hedgehog in the spotlight, we’d love to hear from you at { }.




Hi!, I'm Megan from Hedgehog Care 101. I started this site after seeing a friends looking after a baby hedgehog and how interesting was to care for it. HHC101 is a source of information for people looking to adopt a hedgehog as pet.

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