Hedgehog Price Guide Hedgehogs As Pets Keeping hedgehogs as pets may seem like a strange hobby to the uninitiated, but anyone who has spent any time around these animals is keenly aware of what great pets they make. There is, however, a number of things you should know before taking one of these animals into your home. As is the case with keeping any kind of a pet, there needs to be a commitment on your part to see that your hedgehog leads a comfortable and healthy life. There are only a couple of species of hedgehogs that readily consent to becoming pets. Two of the African species in particular seem to enjoy the opportunity for human companionship. These are not high maintenance animals, and they are fairly easy to keep well-fed, but they do require your attention and they will reward you in return.