What Kind of Toys do Hedgehogs Play With? Our top picks for 2020

Every pet African Pygmy hedgehog needs some form of mental stimulation with toys being a great option. As play allows them to avoid periods of boredom.

What kind of toys do hedgehogs play with? We found ping pong balls and squeaky cat toys ideal for our pygmy hedgehog.

Here’s our guide to the best pygmy hedgehogs toys out there.

These are the Top 3 toys for 2020:

Why I picked the Pet Love Playtime Ping Pong Balls for Cats and the CatYou Squeaky Toy?

When I sat down and reviewed the different toys, I found the Pet Love Playtime Ping Pong Balls for Cats and CatYou Squeaky Toy were great choices because:

  • the Pet Love Playtime Ping Pong Balls for Cats allows the pygmy hedgehog to exercise their pushing skills as though they were burrowing in the wild;
  • the CatYou Squeaky Toy is incredibly tough; and
  • is light enough to carry as we tend to move our ZooZone Habitat cage around the house when we have visitors.

Features to look at in a quality Exercise Ball

These are the features to look at in a quality Exercise Ball:

  • Tough enough for African Pygmy Hedgehogs to play with, without damaging it;
  • Well made, so it doesn’t fall apart exposing dangerous materials or threads that could cause injuries;
  • Not toxic or made from toxic materials including inside components which if exposed could cause health damage to pygmy hedgehogs;
  • Any bells inside mustn’t be too loud, they must make subtle ringing sounds.

Features to look at in a quality Squeaky Toy

These are the features to look at in a quality Squeaky Toy:

  • Tough enough so an African Pygmy Hedgehog doesn’t tear the Squeaky toy to shreds;
  • Doesn’t fall apart to expose dangerous threads that could cause injury to pygmy hedgehogs by getting their limbs trapped;
  • Made from safe materials, so it’s not toxic to the well-being of the Pygmy Hedgehog.

Features to look at in a quality Kaytee Critter Cruiser

These are the features to look at in a quality Barrel Roller:

  • Tough enough so an African Pygmy Hedgehog doesn’t end up destroying the Kaytee Critter Cruiser;
  • Doesn’t cause injury to pygmy hedgehogs by getting their limbs trapped;
  • Made from safe materials, so it’s not toxic to the well-being of the Pygmy Hedgehog.