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Jika selama ini kita melarang anak memelihara landak, karena dianggap beracun, di sini landak justru dipelihara.

Adalah Hedgehog Lover Indonesia (HeLI) suatu komunitas pecinta landak mini yang kerap mengadakan gathering.

Menurut Achi, salah satu penggiat komunitas HeLI, landak mini (landak afrika) dapat dijadikan binatang peliharaan. Karena bulunya tidak beracun dan mudah perawatannya.

“Landak mini ini aman buat anak-anak, kalau anak-anak mau main di luar, landak ditaruh ke boks,” kata Achi kepada Tribun.

Namun membeli landak mini jangan sembarangan. Pilih landak yang matanya segar, tidak sayu, lalu perhatikan juga durinya, jika patah berarti binatang tersebut tidak sehat. Begitu pula jika ada jamur di telinganya, terdapat kotoran putih-putih di sela-sela duri, serta badan yang kurus.

“Perawatan landak mini ini gampang, mandiin dua minggu atau sebulan sekali, pakai shampo bayi, biar nggak pedih di mata, sikat durinya paki sikat gigi,” lanjutnya.

Untuk penempatannya, seperti binatang lainnya. Kandang terbuka atau berjeruji pun bisa diperuntukkan landak mini. Tetapi alas kandang perlu diberikan alas berupa serbuk yang harus dibersihkan seminggu sekali. Jika landak betina hamil, berikan lah kenyamanan dengan boks atau rumah khusus.

Soal makanan, konsumsi makanan binatang nocturnal ini cukup mudah. Yaitu cat food atau dog food sehari dua kalu, sebagai snack dapat diberikan ulat (ulat hongkong dan ulat jerman) atau jangkrik seminggu tiga kali. Bisa juga diberikan madu, minyak ikan, buah-buahan, dan minum air putih matang.

“Jangan kasih landak mini dengan susu, yoghurt, nggak bagus buat pencernaannya,” sarannya.

Jika tertarik membeli landak mini untuk diri sendiri atau anak Anda, landak mini ini cukup terjangkau. Landak mini jenis albino, snow, tobiano dibanderol Rp 350 ribu ke atas. Bahkan jenis tobiano dapat mencapai Rp5 juta.

HeLI, komunitas yang sudah berjalan empat tahun ini telah memiliki 50 orang anggota di Jabodetabek. Untuk mengetahui info lengkap tentang HeLI, follow akun Twitter @HeLI_Indo dan tambahkan teman di Facebook.

Source: tribunnews.com

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Hedgehog House, Terminology & Common Ailments

HOUSING
Min. Recommended floor area 4 sq feet
0.37 sq Metres
Cage Floor Solid – NO Wire
Exercise Hedgehog Wheel (solid running surface, no wire)
Toilet Paper Tube (for hedgehogs over 3 months of age only!)
Small child-safe toys
Ferret-size ball under supervision
Daily Handling
COMMON AILMENTS
Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS) A genetic disorder that causes progressive paralysis similar to the human form of MS. There is no cure and the afflicted hedgehogs slowly and eventually become totally paralyzed. The disease appears to be carried by a recessive gene making detection and eradication difficult. Breeders should avoid using hedgehogs with any WHS in their family lines.
Cancer Hedgehogs can suffer from cancerous growths and lesions to the same extent as other comparable species. Common to female hedgehogs are ovarian, uterine and mammary tumors; and to males, jaw and testicular tumors.
Eyes Eyes can be lost to quill pokes, most commonly when multiple hedgehogs are housed together. Infection is common if not treated immediately.
Teeth Tooth loss and wear can occur in older hedgehogs. Weight loss can occur in extreme cases. There is some speculation that an all-hard food diet can cause premature tooth wear. Hedgehogs with poor dentition should be fed a soft food diet to compensate and prevent weight loss.
TERMINOLOGY
Males Males
Females Females
Young Hoglets or pups
Breeding Group Herd
Quills Quills or Spines
Anointing or Self-Anointing The act of frothing at the mouth, arching the head back over the shoulders and depositing the frothy saliva onto the quills. Triggered by pungent smells and new tastes. The exact purpose of anointing is unknown.

Source : HedgehogCentral.com

Hedgehog Diet

 

DIET
Diet in the Wild Beetles
Ants
Termites
Grasshoppers
Moths
Centipedes
Earthworms
Diet in Captivity Dry Cat food
Mink and Ferret food
Cooked poultry (never raw meat)
Cooked egg (never raw)
Diet Supplements (treats) Insects (mealworms, crickets, etc)
assorted fruits and vegetables
Dairy Products Hedgehogs are mildly lactose intolerant. Dairy products should be fed sparingly or not at all
Suggested Nutritional Requirements Protein
Suggested requirement – 22%
Fat
Suggested – 5%
Fiber
Suggested – 15%
Calcium
Suggested – 0.9%
Phosphorus
Suggested – 0.9%
Iron
Suggested – 75 ppm
Copper (mg/kg) 4-23 7-16 3-7
Manganese (mg/kg) 11-146 11-70 5
Zinc (mg/kg) 20-175 100-190 30
Recommended Caloric Intake 70-100 calories per day

source : http://www.hedgehogcentral.com

Basic Hedgehog Facts

Basic Hedgehog Facts
Classification CLASS: Mammalia
ORDER: Insectivora
Number of Genus 4
Number of Species 14
Domesticated Species African White-Bellied Hedgehog
(Atelerix albiventris)
Average Life Span 3.5 years
Maximum Life Span 9 years
Common Life Span 4-6 years
Heat Cycle Ovulation induced by male
Estrous:  2 – 5 days
Diestrous:  2 – 5 days
Gestation period 35 days
Litter Size: average 4, up to 9
Eyes open 14-16 days
Weaning age 5-7 weeks
Time to remove from mother: 6-7 weeks
Complete Physical Maturity 10 – 11 months
Average Adult Weight 9 – 19 ounces
255 – 540 grams
Recommended maximum number of litters per year per female hedgehog 2
First Sexual Capability
Male 7-9 weeks
Female 8-12 weeks
First breeding best 6-7 months
Female fertility ends Approximately 3 years
First quilling 4 weeks
Second quilling 6 weeks
Third quilling: 9 weeks
Adult quilling 12 weeks
Adult color quilling 9 weeks
Best Room Temperatures 72 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit
20 – 27 degrees Celsius
Hibernation Hibernation can be lethal for pet hedgehogs
Sexes Males and females should be housed separately
Quills Quills are modified hairs, they are not very sharp and do not have barbs
The average hedgehog has 5,000 -7,000 quills
Quills are hard on the outside, filled with soft air pockets on the inside
There are 2 large muscles on either side of a hedgehog’s back to raise and lower its quills and curl into a ball. This is a hedgehog’s only defense.

 

Source: http://www.hedgehogcentral.com

HeLI on IPPAE (Indonesia Pets Plants Aquatic Expo) 2012

Acara pameran dan kontes berbagai jenis fauna tumplek blek jadi satu di sini.
Mulai dari mamalia,ugas,reptil maupun ikan semua mengadakan kontes untuk merebutkan piala dari Mentri Kelautan dan Perikanan.

Acara ini didukung berbagai komunitas pecinta satwa di Indonesia

– AROWANA CLUB INDONESIA
– KOMUNITAS IKAN PREDATOR INDONESIA
– INDONESIA DISCUS COMMUNITY
– ASOSIASI PECINTA KOI INDONESIA
– BETTA CLUB INDONESIA
– INDONESIA GOLDFISH SOCIETY
– INDOAQUASCAPE
– REPTIL X
– PAPILLON PITBULL CLUB
– INDONESIAN PARROT LOVERS
HEDGEHOG LOVER INDONESIA (HeLI)
– KLUB PECINTA SUGAR GLIDER INDONESIA
– MUSANG LOVERS INDONESIA
– OTTER LOVERS INDONESIA
– MOZGA PRODUCTION