The hedgebag was innovated at Hedgehog Valley in 1995, under the
direction of Nanny Ogg, Hedgehog Valley's first pog. Nanny was, at
first, a free ranging hedgehog and loved to hide in the laundry pile.
We figured this was her way of telling us she wanted something
soft and cloth to snuggle in, thus the hedgebag was born. The
hedgebag is a sort of "sleeping bag" for hedgehogs, and we make them
out of tightly woven cotton or cotton blend fabrics. Flannel and polar
fleece are not used, since we have found that bedding materials stick
to these fabrics really badly, creating quite a mess. Hedgebags have
all finished edges so that there are no loose strings to wrap around
little hedgefeet. They are fully machine washable. Many of our females
prefer to birth their litters in hedgebags, rather than nest boxes
(while others prefer to pull the bags into their boxes). About 2/3 of
our hedgies sleep in the bags, while the other 1/3 prefer to sleep under
them. Regardless, they all seem to love these. The cotton breathes enough
to be cool in the summer, but helps hold in body heat and keep the hedgie
warm in the winter. We think these are great and we bet your hedgie will,
too! When ordering, be sure to include a note letting us know whether
your hedgie is male or female, and what your 3 favorite colors are so we
can be sure to pick a bag that we think you and your hedgie will both
like best! $5.50 each.
The name "hedgebag" and the design for hedgebags that we use are the intellectual
property of Antigone M. Means and may not be reproduced for profit without the
express permission of the originator.