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December 5, 2015, is the day a change in legislation went into impact that allows individuals to personal hedgehog pets in Arizona.
Many persons are captivated by hedgehogs, and in the previous few a long time, the African hedgehog entered the pet commerce and joined many households of their properties. Several hedgehogs have grow to be stars on social media.
But pet hedgehogs aren’t welcome in all places within the United States. They are unlawful to personal in a number of states and cities. According to the Hedgehog Welfare Society, six states ban them and two cities. It’s additionally potential that native ordinances ban them at metropolis or county degree.
Pat Crouch, discipline supervisor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, advised the Arizona Daily Star that hedgehogs at the moment are thought of appropriate pets.
“Originally, some of the hedgehogs brought in from different parts of the world could have survived here in the wild and been a problem for native species,” Crouch advised the Arizona Daily Star. “But the type that is now sold as pets wouldn’t survive in the wild and become a problem.”
Pet hedgehogs originated from Africa however at the moment are bred domestically. They usually weigh lower than 2 kilos and measure 5 to eight inches lengthy. Their life span in captivity is about four to 7 years. Although state legislation might allow possession of hedgehogs, at all times verify with native animal management to make sure that native legal guidelines enable hedgehog pets.