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The African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) is one of the most common hedgehog species kept as exotic pets in North America. It can turn out to be a very charming and not at all prickly pet if it is well tamed. But is it really a good choice for allergy sufferers who have given up on cats and dogs? The short and sweet answer is that hedgehogs do not trigger most allergies in the majority of humans. But theres a catch: even though these adorable little creatures arent known to cause allergies in most people, they can still carry diseases that may be harmful to their human caretakers.
Lets see the details of this thorny question.
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Can Hedgehogs Cause Allergic Reactions in Some People?
Unfortunately, yes. Although hedgehogs are generally considered good pets for people with allergies to cats, dogs, rabbits, and other furry companions, they can still cause allergic reactions in some people.
Indeed, a number of infections can be transmitted to humans from these tiny, quilled mammals, and they are possible hosts for parasites. Dermatological disorders can also be observed in handlers of hedgehogs.
What Allergic Reactions Can Hedgehogs Cause?
Contact and handling of hedgehogs can cause:
These allergic reactions can be caused by the hedgehogs quills, saliva, fungi, mites, or other parasites present on the animal: