Hedgehog Cam

Hedgehog Cam

Speed, spikes, and raw cuteness! That's what you'll see when the lights go out and the hedgehog comes out. Tru Chance Rescue & Rehab is located in Waldorf, Maryland. It was founded in 2004 by Sheila and Murfi Thomas-Dempsey and sanctioned by the Hedgehog Welfare Society in 2005 as a certified rescue station.

Those who are not able to be adopted out due to temperament or health issues remain in the care of Tru Chance for the rest of their lives. Currently 14 hedgehogs call Tru Chance Rescue home, with a few of them being adoptable.

If you'd like more information about the hedgehogs on the cam and how to adopt, e-mail Tru Chance here. Tru Chance also offers some great hedgehog gifts!

Schedule

  • Approx. 9:00pm ET: Hedgehog wakes up to eat and exercise!
  • Hedgehogs are nocturnal and can sleep up to 18 hours per day.
  • Hedgehog quills are modified hairs made out of keratin, the same protein that makes up human hair and nails.
  • Despite similarities in appearance, hedgehogs are not closely related to porcupines. Unlike porcupines, their quills are not easily detached from their bodies.
  • African Pygmy Hedgehogs were first imported to the United States from Nigeria between 1990 and 1994.
  • Hedgehogs are illegal to own in certain states including: Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and some boroughs of New York City.

Speed, spikes, and raw cuteness! That's what you'll see when the lights go out and the hedgehog comes out. Tru Chance Rescue & Rehab is located in Waldorf, Maryland. It was founded in 2004 by Sheila and Murfi Thomas-Dempsey and sanctioned by the Hedgehog Welfare Society in 2005 as a certified rescue station. All hedgehogs needing a home are accepted at Tru Chance regardless of health or temperament. They are evaluated, given the care, time and attention needed to bring them to the point that they can be adopted into loving forever families.