Awww! My family had a hedgehog when I was in high school, and she was SO sweet! When she got all huffy and put her spines forward on her head, we called it her "Elvis" look. :)
Hedgehogs as pets were still fairly unusual back then, and our vet had never treated one- that led to some strange days when she had a cold tummy... and when she started foaming at the mouth when she accidentally tasted Jell-O.
I am an animal person and I would LOVE to have a hedgehog. I came close to getting one a few years ago but my husband and I talked it over and we just couldn't afford it at the time. Since then, I have never had the opportunity and besides, I just don't have time for another pet at this time in my life. With a bunny, 3 cats, fish, 2 large dogs and 2 cockatiels, not to mention the chickens, I think another pet would probably drive me over the edge. lol.
Yes, there are lots of pet teams on here. I'm a member of Spaniel Lovers and Alternative Pets.
They're very low maintenance, which works well with my schedule of constantly studying. They're so curious about everything that they're a joy to watch - they like to explore. I used to take my hedgie to the park all the time in the summer so she could poke through the grass and tree roots. I love how they make happy little snuffly noises and I even love their angry huffing noises when you first wake them up. I can't wait to have a new hedgie. :)
current weight: 169.2
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Hey all! While it's not directly related to my weight loss (other than some lovely stress relief), I thought I'd post about our new addition.
As of today, I'm the proud mom of an African hedgehog. I've been trying to get one from a breeder for a few months without any luck, but I suddenly got news today that my breeder found a breeder in Montreal with babies ready to go! So next weekend, I'll have a little ball of spines with me at last.
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