Make hedgehogs legal as pets in pa

Make hedgehogs legal as pets in pa

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In Pennsylvania hedgehogs are illegal to own as pets. The reason they are illegal is because they "pose a threat" to Pennsylvania's natural wildlife. The reason I put "Pose a threat" in quotes is because, hedgehogs wouldn't survive long enough in Pennsylvania's cold environment to pose a threat to the wildlife.  In the wild, African Pygmy Hedgehogs (the most commonly kept pet hedgehog) live in you guessed it, Africa. In Africa the temperature is way warmer than the temperature in PA with an average yearly temperature of 78.2 degrees Fahrenheit and 25.7 degrees Celsius. When the temperature is below 70 degrees hedgehog's will attempt hibernation. The average yearly temperature of Pennsylvania is 47.1 degrees Fahrenheit. For domestically kept African Pygmy Hedgehogs, hibernation is lethal. African Pygmy Hedgehogs don't have enough body fat to survive Pennsylvania's winter while in hibernation. Responsible hedgehog owners would not overfeed their animals.  Therefore they do not pose a threat to the wildlife because they would not survive long enough to reproduce and become an invasive species. Act now and Make hedgehogs legal in PA!

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