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March 25, 2000

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Vanna, the Pet of the Day
Name: Vanna
Age: Seven months old
Gender: Female
Breed: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: New Jersey, USA
 
   This is Vanna, a seven-month-old, african pygmy hedgehog. She is the best pet. She is nocturnal so she sleeps all day long. She comes out a night or like at four in the morning. While she is up during her free time she does lots of stuff. First she usually goes and drinks out of her little plastic water bottle. Next she goes to her blue bowl and eats her Science Diet catfood. The last thing she does is run on her black running wheel. I figured out a few months ago her favorite color is black, so she pees all over her wheel to mark it. I also have a black lab who I once put Vanna on and she peed all over him.

    What makes Vanna so special is that she is an acrobat. What I do is put her on my leg when it's slanted and she rolls down and does a flip. It's so funny! Recently I just trained her to go to the bathroom in the toilet. When she has to go she rubs against me. So I bring her over on the toilet seat and she plops it right in. If you are thinking about getting a hedgehog it is a lot of work, so think before you get one. She is a happy, healthy hedgehog and their life span is from 6-10 years. That is my cute little baby Vanna.
 

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