These adorable and super tiny Cory catfish will definitely liven up your tank! The perfect choice for peaceful communities with a sandy substrate 🐟
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Shy shrimp (ver. English) will be released soon 😀
It’d be awesome if people could tag me or submit or message a pic of their pets right now
Here’s a sleeping furry bab @thelizlords
A Good cat
cute picture i took of my boy seymour the other day @thelizlords
I love Seymour
Tell him to stay away from any suspicious plants he finds during an eclipse
@thelizlords Helianthus and Jules Verne
Sending you light and love!!!
A snuggly Tsukki wishes you a good and happy night…
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Since I live in the US we’ll talk about the African hedgehog, which is the species we see here. You might see a tenrec at the zoo, but they only look the same through convergent evolution. They’re more closely related to elephants than hedgehogs.
Hedgehogs are illegal to import to the United States because they can contract Foot and Mouth disease, something we are currently free of.
Hedgehogs are naturally occurring in savannahs and steppes. This means they are accustomed to warm climates and low humidity. They are nocturnal by nature and live alone except to breed.
Fun fact: newborn hedgehogs are born with pre-formed spines under a layer of skin. They eventually poke through!
During the daytime, hedgehogs like to hide in their burrows.
Or other things
Minimum enclosure size should be at least 2 x 3 feet with a secure lid or a high wall. Due to those cute little feet getting trapped in things, wire enclosures are NOT recommended.
Hedgehogs also need a hide box! Remember, they burrow and we want them to exhibit this natural behavior.
They should have a soft, absorbent bedding like wood shavings or recycled newspaper.
Exercise wheels can be great fun for them, but they need to be appropriately sized, so that their backs are kept relatively straight. NO WIRE WHEELS, people. Again, tiny feet + wire cage/wheel = entrapment trauma. We do not want that.
Temperature in their environment should be between 75-85 F and humidity should be less than 40%. Where I live, that is a difficult environment to replicate if there is ever a power outage, year-round.
In the wild, hedgehogs eat invertebrates like insect. However, there are commercially prepared hedgehog diets that are nutritionally complete for them, but the key is to MEASURE (usually 1-2 tbsp) what you are feeding them. Supplementation with very small amounts of mealworms, wax worms, crickets, fruits/veggies is ok. **It is never appropriate to feed them any raw meat, dairy products, or large pieces of food**
So, how do you examine a creature like this?
Rule 1: You cannot unroll or outwait a rolled hedgehog.
You can put them in a clear container and wait for them to unroll, then gently lift this above your head to examine the underside of them. Some may require anesthesia to get them to unroll
Rule 2: They can bite and some of them will try to
Rule 3: If the owners are not trimming nails at home, you have a real task ahead of you now.
Next time we will talk about some species normals on exam and start in on some common issues!