||One year, Five months old|
||African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||College Station, Texas, USA|
one of four people I know that own a hedgehog in my town, so
Agnes is certainly unique! She has the sweetest disposition (the vet
said she was the nicest hedgie they'd ever seen!) and loves to meet
new people. Her favorite activity is running around and exploring the
house - and she'll like you even more if you have a tasty mealworm
waiting for her at the end of the day!
One of my dad's students had two hedgehogs, and when she went out of
town for two weeks, I was asked to pet-sit. Needless to say, I fell
in love! It was about a year before I got my own, though. Agnes is
from a breeder in San Antonio, and my first and only hedgie - I've
been bugging my dad for another, but he says that one "keeps us
busy." Oh well. I wouldn't want Agnes to get jealous!!
We tried to litterbox-train her, but somehow, she didn't seem
interested... I don't think she ever got the hint. :) However, her
house consists of a 2'x3' corral attached to the back of a pet
carrier. Her sleeping tube is in the pet carrier, and she never uses
the bathroom there. So I guess she's *sorta* figured something out...
I let her run around my room, but she does more hiding in corners
than running... however, she loves to run around the front
yard and poke her nose into things. (Of course, I always watch her.)
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