African Pugmy Hedgehogs can live 8-10 years. They are nocturnal and need to be kept alone. When they get scared, they curl up in a ball and make grunting and hissing noises. They need to be kept warm, while preferring between 75oF and 85oF. Hedgehogs are carnivors and require a high-protein, low-fat diet. They love toys and combing on things. They are very messy and tend to use their wheel as a bathroom. Because of this, washing their feet daily is necessary to remove any fecal matter build-up.