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Great Toys for Hedgehog Fun

Updated on February 10, 2015

Happy, Healthy Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are used to moving around a lot in the wild. They are playful creatures that need stimulating toys in order to keep them happy and healthy. Having lots of fun toys for your Hedgie to play with can also boost your interaction with him (or her) as you can get involved too!

My happy Hedgehog playing in my hoodie
My happy Hedgehog playing in my hoodie | Source

Get a Playpen

Hedgehogs need space as they love to run and exercise. So if you don't have a nice big cage for them, perhaps think of getting a playpen. I use a kiddies size blow up pool that is not huge and fits neatly in my room.

In this playpen are all my hedgies favourite toys and there is loads of room to play, run, eat and sleep.

Rocher Hage Aquilla Jones giving me attitude from inside his playpen
Rocher Hage Aquilla Jones giving me attitude from inside his playpen | Source

If you have other pets that may harm your hedgehog, it is probably a better idea to have a closed wire cage. But size counts when you have a hedgehog, so make it big!

Every Hedgehog Loves to Tube

Tubing is the most fun for hedgies (for some odd reason). My hog has a few tubes. Toilet roll tubes are the quickest way to get tubes. You need to cut them down the length of one side so your hedgie doesn't get stuck, but they have endless fun rolling in these and falling over.

I also use a big L shaped plumbing tube that I got from the hardware store. My hedgie LOVES this!

Hedgies also love it if you hide treats in their tubes.

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Baxter not wanting to get caught up in all the fun that Rocher Hage is havingRocher Hage poking his head out of his plumbing tube
Baxter not wanting to get caught up in all the fun that Rocher Hage is having
Baxter not wanting to get caught up in all the fun that Rocher Hage is having | Source
Rocher Hage poking his head out of his plumbing tube
Rocher Hage poking his head out of his plumbing tube | Source

Soft Toys

Hedgies also love a good soft toy. They can snuggle up with one in their beds or, like mine does, they can push them around their play area. The chosen soft toy should not be too big, so huge teddies would probably not work well and would just take up playing space.

Rocher Hage having a tough time deciding between his soft Hedgie toy and the tube
Rocher Hage having a tough time deciding between his soft Hedgie toy and the tube | Source

Other Excellent Toys

Hedgies will also love:

  • A big wheel to run on - this provides hours of fun for my hedgie and it is excellent exercise too!
  • Cat toys that he can push around like jingly balls. But be careful the ball doesn't have little holes in it that your hedgies foot can get caught in.
  • Try getting a few plumbing PVC pipes and make a maze for your hedgehog. They love it!
  • Hedgehogs love to burrow - so perhaps an old blanket with no loose threads would be fun for your hedgie to burrow under.

Even Baxter and Honey love Tubing now
Even Baxter and Honey love Tubing now | Source

© 2015 Eva B McConaughey

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      Eva B McConaughey 3 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Heheh, I know! He's my little baby...

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh, my, a real hedgehog! How fun - and how cute!

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