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African Pygmy Hedgehog

Atelerix albiventris

Description:

The most common species of domesticated hedgehog is the African Pygmy hedgehog, a hybrid of the White-bellied or Four-toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) and the Algerian Hedgehog (A. algirus). It is smaller than the European Hedgehog, and thus is sometimes called African Pygmy Hedgehog. In the wild they eat a diet of mainly insects, but pet owners generally prefer a diet composed primarily of high protein low fat high quality cat food, with regular treats such as mealworms, fruits, vegetables, and cooked unseasoned meats.

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CaloyQuintos
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CaloyQuintos

Romblon, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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