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June 12, 2002

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Charizma (Riz), the Pet of the Day
Name: Charizma (Riz)
Age: Four months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Hedgehog
Home: New York, USA
   Ever since I knew I wanted a hedgehog, Riz turned my life around. I loved her before I even got her! Through a lot of research and hard work, I decided that yes, a hedgehog is right for me, and once I figured everything out to the last detail, we were on our way. We drove three hours of traffic to get to a pet store in Long Island to pick out my new best friend.

    With all the reading and research I had done, I thought I was in for a month or so of getting her adjusted to her new home and the people in my home. According to my books, she would probably be very shy and grumpy and stay in a tight ball of quills for a good bit of time until she good used to us. However, the day we brought her home, she explored a bit, ate and drank (hedgies usually may not drink or eat for the first few days of being home), and ran on her wheel. I was so surprised! She has no problem with being held or pet, and she is just the cutest, sweetest pet I've ever had! She's perfectly healthy and very outgoing. She's a special little girl and she touched everyone that has met her! I love her to death!

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