Featured Employee Pet: Guster the African Pygmy Hedgehog

by DFS-Pet-Blog on January 29, 2014

Guster the African Pygmy Hedgehog

Guster the African Pygmy Hedgehog


Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Supplies has a steady stream of pet models that come in for photographs. There’s never a dull moment, and plenty of fun animals who visit our photo studio. You can learn more about them in our Employee Pet Profiles.

Guster is a wonderful, friendly hedgehog who has come in a few different times for photography.

Quick Stats:

  • Name: Guster
  • Owner: The Treder Family
  • Breed: African Pygmy Hedgehog
  • Age: Almost 2
  • Birthday: February 21st, 2012


Guster Rolling into a Ball

Guster Rolling into a Ball

My Life in a Nutshell:

  • My Favorite Treat: Freeze-Dried Mealworms
  • Favorite Things and Hobbies: Playing with toilet paper rolls and playing in my wheel
  • Siblings: A guinea pig, 2 cats, a Chocolate Lab/German Shorthaired mix, and a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix
  • How I found my home: The Treders decided they would like to have a new pet, and decided on an African Pygmy Hedgehog.

Have you ever owned a hedgehog?


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

baltimore pet care March 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm

How lovely is that pet, is caring for him difficult or not?

Claire H. March 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The owner of Guster says that he is the easiest of all her pets (dogs, cats, bunnies, and parakeets to name some).

Dorothy Plummer January 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

Where do you buy hedgehogs and how do you keep and care for them

Briana J. January 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Hi Dorothy. You’ll need to look for pet stores or hedgehog breeders in your area to find out where you can purchase one. We have a lot of great information available here on caring for hedgehogs: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/ArticleNav.cfm?d=161&category=376. Best of luck!

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