European hedgehog

Although this species of hedgehog is protected in the Netherlands and therefore cannot be kept as a pet, we still offer products for these animals. Many people enjoy helping the animals by, for example, placing a hedgehog hotel in the garden or feeding the animals.

Do you also want to lend a helping hand to this protected species? Shop products for your garden here!


At The Hedgehog Program we research hedgehogs and tenrecs, at a low level and with the help of many pet owners, breeders and rescue shelters. For example, we conduct research on quills with a microscope, we look at the general health of hedgehogs in captivity and we are even developing behavioral research on wild hedgehogs and tenrecs.

Read more about it here.

Hedgehog species

Would you like to learn more about the different hedgehog species? We have devoted a number of pages to the five different hedgehog families and the 18 different hedgehog species within these families. Here you can read, among other things, where a species of hedgehog lives and what they look like.

Discover the species here.

Everything for a hedgehog

Below is an example of the supplies you need to house a hedgehog.

With these products you have all the much-needed accessories at home in one go!