Book Reviews of Hedgehogs: How to Take Care of Them and Understand Them

Hedgehogs: How to Take Care of Them and Understand Them
Hedgehogs How to Take Care of Them and Understand Them
Author: Matthew M. Vriends
ISBN-13: 9780812011418
ISBN-10: 0812011414
Publication Date: 2/1995
Pages: 87
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I liked the look of this book, so I did some research on Amazon. I saw this review and since it contained very serious contentions, I decided to share it here for potential readers to note and possibly heed:
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Terribly outdated and dangerous., September 19, 2001
Heather Johnson "scpetrel"(Charleston, SC USA)

I cannot fault the intent of Vriends since I do not know him personally, but this book has caused me as a hedgehog rescuer no end of difficulty. This book -- and others -- recommend things that are terrible for hedgehogs. Cedar shavings, as another reviewer noted, are recommended by this book. The aromatic oils from cedar shavings can cause respiratory failure in hedgehogs and other complications. It gets worse from there.

The novice hedgehog owner is not going to pick up on these inaccuracies or errors, and that means that because of this book, hedgehogs are going to receive poor care. If you want a better book, try Dawn Wrobel's The Hedgehog: Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet OR try doing some research on the Internet instead, where the information is frequently peer-reviewed and kept more up-to-date than in a static publication.
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very helpful!
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I liked the book, it was easy to understand and gave good tips about caring for a hedgehog.
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This book was very informative. I would estimate that the target age for this book would be approximately 11-13 years old.