If you’ve recently adopted or rescued a hedgehog, you may be wondering what you need to take care of your new pet in order to give it the best quality of life.
Whether you have purchased the basics or are starting from scratch, we’ve gathered the top 10 accessories that are crucial to your hedgehog’s mental and physical stimulation.
We have also curated an exclusive Buyers Guide so you know what to look out for when conducting your own research as well.
Here are the top 10 best hedgehog accessories that you should consider:
Our Top 10 Best Hedgehog Accessories
Our top recommendation is the Living World Deluxe Habitat which is an extra large habitat that provides everything you need for safely housing your hedgehog. The first product you will always need regardless of whether you are adopting a hoglet or adult hedgehog is the cage and this is the perfect size.
Designed with an upper wire frame and plastic bottom base, this cage provides a sage, well ventilated and comfortable place for your hedgehog to stay.
What makes this our top pick are the varying levels that give your hedgehog plenty of space to move around.
It includes a balcony with an access ramp and small hideout as well as a tip proof small animal food bowl, drip proof small animal water bottle and hay guard.
This cage can be assembled in minutes by using the eight easy to use plastic clips that come with it with no tools required.
- Extra large habitat gives your hedgehog plenty of space to move around
- Designed with an upper wire frame and plastic bottom base for stability and durability
- Can be assembled within minutes
- High price point
- Versatile Habitat: Living World Deluxe Habitat provides everything you need for safely housing pet rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, and more. The hybrid cage provides a safe, well-ventilated and comfortable place for small pets.
- Hybrid Design: The hybrid cage consists of an upper wire frame and plastic bottom base. Wire frame is elegantly styled, with an arcing red wire top and white wire sides. Top opens easily in 2 separate parts with a wire door at the front.
- Safe Environment: Living World Deluxe Habitat includes a balcony with an access ramp, a tip-proof food dish that secures to the balcony floor, and a hideaway space under the balcony to provide your small pet with a quiet and secure hiding place.
- Additional Features: Deluxe Habitat comes with a drip-proof water bottle and a hay guard, both of which are located outside the cage to save interior space and allow easy maintenance access.
- Easy Assembly: Cage assembles in minutes using eight easy-to-use plastic clips-no tools required. Measures 46.9 L x 22.8 W x 24 H inches.
Our second selection is the Kaytee Soft Granule Lavender Blend 27.5 Liter which is a highly absorbent litter that is incredibly soft and safe for your hedgehog.
The lavender blend helps to eliminate any odor while also being able to hold three times its weight in liquid so as much waste is absorbed as possible.
It is colorfast so you can see where your hedgehog is using the litter and the natural scent helps to mask any odor without becoming overpowering.
It is comfortable and safe for your hedgehog to use which is ideal as hedgehogs can be extremely sensitive. This bedding is great for any cage environment and reduces the amount of mess while being easy to clean up.
- Lavender scent helps to mask any odor
- Holds three times its weight in liquid
- Comfortable and safe for your hedgehog to use
- Can be quite large pieces compared to other litters
- Highly absorbent
- Tasty, nutritious treat
- Holds 3x its weight in liquid
- Colorfast and Naturally Scented
- Comfortable and safe
Our third choice is the Silent Runner 12″ Wide + Cage Attachment which features an axle free design which eliminates the dangerous center bar and reduces the risk of any fur getting tangled.
The innovative dual ball bearings create a whisper silent spin while the two stainless steel ball bearings are within the backplate of the wheel ensuring that the wheel glides smoothly and silently.
The wheel can be completely disassembled for deep cleaning so there are no nooks for feces to hide in.
Exotic Nutrition Pet Supply Company has been an industry leader in selling high quality products since 1998 so you can be assured of the quality that this wheel has. Made with small animals in mind, your hedgehog will have plenty of fun and exercise for hours at a time on this wheel.
- Axle free design eliminates the dangerous center bar
- Made from stainless steel for durability and stability
- Designed with small animals in mind to promote stimulation
- Droppings will stay in the wheel which can make it messy
- Dual Bearings means a Smooth, Silent Spin
- Perfect for Hedgehogs, Rats, and Multiple Sugar Gliders
- Not recommended for Chinchillas or Gerbiils who will Chew the Plastic
- Wheel is 14" Tall with Stand.
- 3.5" wide running surface
Our fourth recommendation is the Multipet Look Who’s Talking Toy which provides more fun for your hedgehog.
It is important that your hedgehog has the necessities such as the cage and exercise wheel but this plush toy is also a great choice as it has a softer texture that can provide needed warmth for your hedgehog.
The sounds that the plush makes when squeezed are sure to intrigue your hedgehog and provide lots of fun.
The soft fabrics are comfortable and sensitive against your hedgehog’s skin which is essential and it can make for an excellent chewing toy. Guaranteed to provide a lot of mental and physical stimulation, your hedgehog is sure to be attracted to the fun design of this teddy.
- Can fit in all kinds of spaces
- Soft texture is comfortable to the touch
- The sounds will promote mental stimulation
- They must be supervised at all times when playing due to the battery inside the teddy
- It talks
- Great for medium sized dogs
- Great for play and fetch
- Pets should be supervised while playing with toys and all damaged toys should be discarded
- Item Contains 3 LR44 1.5V Button Cell Alkaline Batteries
Our fifth selection is the K&H Pet Products Thermo-Peep Heated Pad which can be used indoors or outdoors and mounted either vertically or horizontally for versatility.
Hedgehogs need to have heat and this heated pad is one of the best options on the market. With low power consumption, this pad runs at 25 watts meaning it takes up little power.
Made for small animals, this heated pad will satisfy your hedgehog’s need to be warm at all times and can fit in a variety of hedgehog habitats.
This pad has been tested and certified by MET Labs meaning that it adheres to the USA and Canadian electrical safety standards.
- Designed with smaller animals in mind
- Has been tested and certified by MET Labs
- Can be positioned vertically or horizontally both indoors and outdoors
- Can burn feet if the hedgehog sits on it for too long
- OUTDOOR WARMTH: Perfect for peeps and chickens, our heated chicken pad is specially designed to keep chickens and peeps warm when sitting or lying on the pad
- VERSITALE: Chicken heated pad is for indoor or outdoor use and with the pre-drilled hole can easily be mounted vertically or horizontally in your chicken coop to provide your flock with warmth
- DURABLE: Peck resistant features like rigid ABS plastic construction, steel encased capped cord and rounded edges make it perfect for large flocks and baby chicks
- ENERGY EFFICIENT: Thermostatically controlled 9” X 12” heated outdoor pad is low wattage using only 25 watts of electricity to keep your feathered friends warm
- SAFETY: This heated chicken pad has been tested & certified by MET Labs and exceeds USA/CA electrical safety standards; K&H doesn't just use safety listed parts, we safety certify the entire product
MAGIC TOYS or BEDS for SMALL ANIMALS: Perfect for Guinea pigs, Hamster ,Sugar Glider,Rat,Hedgehog,Snakes, Lizards etc.NOT SUITABLE FOR BUNNY
- INTERACTIVE and FUN PET HIDEWAY TUNNEL: Your Pets will love playing in this cozy tunnel, running back and forth, exploring, having their own hiding place and shade from the sun.
- PREMIUM AND DURABLE MATERIAL: Made of Lamb Down Fabric and Plush Cotton. Pets will spend hours running in and out without any harm to the soft tunnel.
- CONVENIENT CARE: Hand wash or machine wash, can be folded up and stored, saving space, it is recommended to buy more convenient replacement
- A GREAT GIFT FOR HAMSTER & THEIR OWNERS: Click “Add to Cart” buy now! Share with more pet lovers!
- The openings can become warped over time
- ❤ MAGIC TOYS or BEDS for SMALL ANIMALS: Perfect for Guinea pigs, Hamster ,Sugar Glider,Rat,Hedgehog,Snakes, Lizards etc.NOT SUITABLE FOR BUNNY
- ❤ INTERACTIVE and FUN PET HIDEWAY TUNNEL: Your Pets will love playing in this cozy tunnel, running back and forth, exploring, having their own hiding place and shade from the sun.
- ❤ PREMIUM AND DURABLE MATERIAL: Made of Lamb Down Fabric and Plush Cotton. Pets will spend hours running in and out without any harm to the soft tunnel.
- ❤ CONVENIENT CARE: Hand wash or machine wash, can be folded up and stored, saving space, it is recommended to buy more convenient replacement
- ❤ A GREAT GIFT FOR HAMSTER & THEIR OWNERS: Click "Add to Cart" buy now! Share with more pet lovers!
Our seventh recommendation is the Amakunft Small Animals C&C Cage Tent which is transparent and breathable thanks to its netted surroundings so you can watch your hedgehog at all times and be assured of the ventilation.
With no need for any complex splicing, this tent has an automatic opening as well as a built in frame which can be opened in seconds. When not in use, this tent can be folded back into a flat position and stored with ease.
This tent is incredibly versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to the durable materials.
Your hedgehog is sure to have lots of fun as well as mental and physical stimulation as they work their way around the space.
The size is more than enough for your hedgehog and the durable polyester material is easy to clean so you needn’t worry about any mess.
- Made from durable polyester
- Completely breathable and ventilated at all times
- Can be assembled and disassembled in seconds
- The corners create a sharp angle due to the hexagonal shape
- 【Transparent & Breathable】Surrounded by nets, you could watch your pets at all times, as well as ensure the ventilation of the playpen
- 【Automatic Opening】No need for complex splicing, built in frame, opened in seconds. Folds back flat when not in use for easy storing. When it is opened under spring pressure, it should be away from children and face.
- 【Outdoor/ Indoor】The Pet Exercise Fence is easy to carry, and you don't need to carry a huge cage when you take your pet out. It can limit the range of pet activities (It may not be suitable for pets with jumping, climbing and biting habits).
- 【Size & Material】Width & Height after expansion 47 in*15 in (120 cm*38 cm), 10sq.ft; Durable polyester fabric, easy to clean.
- 【Suitable For】Small animals pet playpen, suitable for hamsters, chinchillas, guinea-pigs, gerbils, ferrets, squirrel, bunny, reptile or other small animals.
Our eighth selection is the Kaytee Stoneware Bowl which comes in a pack of two so you will always have a spare.
These stoneware dishes are made from a durable ceramic which means that they can be put in the dishwasher easily and are low maintenance. Can be used for both food and water, these bowls have a sleek design and are lead free and extremely sanitary.
The heavyweight design of these bowls mean that you don’t have to worry about your hedgehog tipping it over while this two pack ensures that you can easily swap them out when needed if you are opting to use a water bottle rather than a bowl.
- Comes in a pack of two so you always have a spare
- Made from durable ceramic that is lead free and sanitary
- Heavyweight design prevents any tipping.
- Slightly small to size
- The heavyweight design makes these dishes tip resistant
Our penultimate choice are Nature’s Miracle Small Animal Cage Scrubbing Wipes which are extra thick scrubbing dot wipes that help to remove any stubborn messes in cages.
Designed to deal with small animal cages in particular, these wipes are guaranteed to help you get rid of any stains or waste that your hedgehog has left. The wipes contain a plant derived enzymatic odor control which helps to eliminate any tough cage odors.
These wipes are made in the USA and adhere to the safety standards of such so you can have peace of mind.
The best selling formula means that you don’t have to use more than one every time you clean so they last for a long time. The strong potency of the formula can help to clean the cage easily and quickly.
- Designed with small animal cages in mind
- Contains a plant derived enzymatic odor control to eliminate tough odors
- Made in the USA and adhere to the safety standards
- Not many wipes in the pack
- Extra thick scrubbing dot wipes remove stubborn caked on cage debris
- Plant derived enzymatic odor control eliminates tough cage odors
- Convenience of a wipe with a best selling formula
- Made in USA
- Packagining may vary
Our final recommendation is the Ware Manufacturing Critter Litter which comes with everything you need to potty train your hedgehog.
For those who have adopted or rescued their hedgehog from the wild, you may want to take the time to potty train your new pet.
This is the perfect product for you as it comes with a locking litter pan, litter sample, litter scoop and a potty training guide so you have all the tools needed.
This litter kit is highly functional as it can be locked against the cage to eliminate any overturned pans or scattered litter and waste.
Made from durable plastic which is stain and odor resistant, this tray is incredibly easy to clean as well as being low maintenance. The compact size makes it ideal for an array of different sized hedgehog habitats.
- Locks to the side of the cage to prevent the pan from overturning
- Comes with a full kit providing everything you need to potty train your hedgehog
- Made from durable plastic that is stain and odor resistant
- The top of the box can easily be chewed
- Everything You Need to Potty Train Your Small Pet
- Includes : Locking Litter Pan, Litter Sample, Litter Scoop and a Potty Training guide
- Locks to Cage to Eliminate Overturned Pans and Scattered Litter
- Made of Durable, Stain and Odor Resistant Plastic
- Measures 6-1/2" Width X 4-1/2" Depth X 3" Height
When researching which accessories you should purchase for your hedgehog, there are certain factors that you need to consider before making your final decision.
Regardless of your own personal criteria, always think about the age of your hedgehog, the safety of the product, the materials it is made from and your budget. Once you’ve given this serious thought, you’ll be able to make a fully informed decision with confidence.
The first thing you should consider is the age of your hedgehog. This matters as it will determine what size products you will purchase, especially if it is something like a cage or a tunnel.
Try to go for products that are aimed at smaller animals as these will be your best bet but bear in mind that adult hedgehogs are a lot bigger than a hoglet.
The safety of the product is crucial to your hedgehog’s quality of life as you need to make sure that whatever you purchase for them isn’t going to pose a risk.
There are some products recommended in this article that require supervision but you want to be sure that whatever you purchase is completely safe for them to be around.
Always look into the materials that make up the products. Hedgehogs are very sensory and sensitive animals and can be extremely curious when it comes to the world around them, especially when in new environments.
You want to ensure that any hardcased products are strong enough to resist any chewing while any softer materials are comfortable to the touch.
Lastly, always think about your budget. When you get any pet, the cost for the necessary equipment can be costly but it’s important to buy high quality products that are durable and safe for your pet’s protection.
As you can see from our recommendations, there are plenty of products available at differing price points so you don’t need to break your bank account.