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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Question How many together?

I've been thinking of getting hedgehogs for a while, but I'm still in the researching stage. What's the best number of hedgehogs to keep together? I plan on ahving a LARGE cage, so I wanted 2-4 females.

My house is curently home to:
  • Thinger, male blue and white budgie
  • Dora, female white mouse
  • Pie, male black and white silky mouse
  • Dory, female grey/brown mouse
  • Sammy, male shorthaired Syrian hamster
  • Two female Bettas, unnamed
  • A male Betta, unnamed
  • And my sister and brother's 2 male hamsters
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 08:17 PM
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Honestly, I think it's better to keep them alone since they are such territorial animals and are solitary in the wild. I mean, you might be able to keep a few sisters but I personally wouldn't do it.

That's just my opinion, though. Good luck if you do try keeping multiple hedgehogs....just be prepared to seperate them if they fight.




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From what I've read on many sites and books:

Males CANNOT be together EVER for they will fight and may seriously harm one another

Females from the same litter who have never been seperated EVER may be able to live together. However, if you paln to breed then the non-pregnant females must be removed for the duration of the pregnancy and they may never meet again for they WILL fight.

I would suggest buying two females from the same litter (They also need very large cages so only two I would recommend) and having an extra cage all set up incase they fight. Remember, they could be fine for a few months but fight for seemingly no reason afterwards.


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ditto Barkingpup's post


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