Hedgehogs are really cute small animals who need very little attention, but mind you- if you don’t socialize often with your hedgehog or pet it, the hedgehog could turn into a biter, which might pose problems later. They are for those people who require a more “advanced” pet. They are solitary animals and prefer to live alone, you can keep them in a rabbit sized cage but keep in mind that they are excellent climbers and might slip out if there is no lid on the top.
Hedgehogs will mostly eat cat or kitten food, but occasional supplements such as eggs, crickets, fruits and vegetables, cooked meats are also required. Hedgehogs need constant baths and are more prone to catching diseases compared to other animals on this list, so be careful. All that aside, they are very good for older kids and can be quite docile and sociable if you interact regularly with them.