Hedgehogs with other pets

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Hedgehog, sugar glider, sto, short-tailed opossum, duprasi, squirrel, mouse, mice, rats, rabbit, bunny, chinchilla, hamster, gerbil, rat, birds, guinea pig, degu, jird, dormouse, lemming, jerboa, prairie dog, chipmunk, ferret, skunk, agouti, belgian hare, english lop

We are often asked if Hedgehogs get along with other animals.


Normally hedgehogs prefer to live a solitary existence and do not crave the companionship of other living creatures. They are not sociable animals. Other than the time they spend with other hedgehogs during mating time they do not enjoy the companionship of other hedgehogs.

However, they can learn and be conditioned to interact with their caregivers and seem to look forward to play time, feeding and treat time etc. but most pet hedgehogs do not seem to care about nor do they bond with other pets in the home.

If they are introduced together under safe conditions, hedgehogs quickly adjust to living in a home that has other pets in it and while they are not usually afraid of other animals they usually do not care about having the other pets around.

If you already have a dog or a cat at home and are thinking of adding a pet hedgehog to your family, it is important that you introduce them to each other, slowly. ALWAYS do so, in a safe and controlled environment.

As you can tell from the pictures below, our animals are used to other animals. (Birds, Cats and Dogs). Our baby hedgehogs are exposed to our other pets long before they are weaned. They usually do not seem to care if another species of animal is in the room.

NEVER leave pets together, unattended!


We are hobbyists who specialize in raising specialty pets. Being that we are a private home not a pet store we do not sell supplies and we do not keep regular hours; all visits are by appointment only and all appointments need to be scheduled via a phone call (not an email or text). We need to talk to you before we will commit to a sale of any animal.

Do to time constraints, we are not scheduling visits to our home in Mississauga however we still welcome visits to our home in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario. (Just under an hour from Mississauga)

If, after reviewing our website should you still have questions that have not already been addressed on the site or if you would like to book a time to visit us at our home in Niagara Falls please call us instead of emailing us at 289-990-hpets (289-990-4738) in Niagara Falls or 647-725-1111. (We try to keep our phone lines open from 10AM until 10PM daily.)

(secondary email critterscanada@cogeco.ca)