Hemiechinus auritus > Long-eared hedgehog

Natural habitat

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Flora & Fauna

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Their appearance

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A Long-eared hedgehog in captivity needs a decent home with enrichment and accessories to stay happy. A good stay with the right supplies and toys prevents boredom and stress that can eventually lead to neurotypical behavior. Good preparation is therefore half the battle and that is very important. There are different types of accommodation that you can use, there are conditions for the right ground cover, there are different types of running wheels and the choice of toys is of course very large. The pages below explain everything to you.

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Of course you also have to take good care of a Long-eared hedgehog in captivity. They are not the most difficult animals, but they are quite sensitive and it is very important to read carefully about their care! For example, good care prevents fungal infections, dry skin and in many cases you can also prevent many infections with parasites with good care.

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Nutrition is perhaps the most important topic to read carefully about. Good nutrition takes care of the skin, keeps organs healthy and improves the general health of a hedgehog. A good variety helps, by not only feeding kibble and mealworms, but also looking at other supplements and snacks. For example, learn how to make a fresh meat menu or how to bake animal-friendly snacks.

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How a White-bellied Cone behaves tells a lot about how he feels and his health. They make a lot of noises, even if you wouldn't think so. But you can also distinguish behavior into positive behaviour, neutral behaviour, negative behavior and disturbed behaviour. Do you know the difference?

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In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you naturally want to be able to intervene quickly. That is why reading about health problems in White-bellied cones is also very important. Unfortunately, due to their sensitivity, they also get sick regularly and without sufficient prior knowledge it is difficult to know what is going on. That is why we have already written a number of topics for you with the most common health problems. Are you concerned about your hedgehog's health? Always consult a veterinarian.

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If you already have some experience with White-bellied Cones, the idea of ​​wanting to breed may come to mind. For this, good reading and especially gaining a lot of experience is very important. In particular, ask your mentor how he or she views subjects, because different standards are used in different countries. For example, one breeder will cover his ladies immediately when they are 6 months old and the other leiver will wait until they are a little older. We will in any case explain the basics for you.

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Of course it is also very nice to know what color your hedgehog is. For breeders there is more in-depth information about this in the breeding starter course, but for the pet owners we have made a handy color guide.

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