||Six months old|
||African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA|
is unusual in color and temperament. He acts like a baby when
he is held. He holds my finger with his paws so the other finger can pet
his back. He loves to be held by women and will cuddle with most
everyone who holds him. Unlike most hedgehogs, Jackpot! is not as
nocturnal as others. I can wake him anytime and once he is awake had no
problem being awake.
He exercises every night in his wheeball which is a critter ball set up
as a wheel. The ball has a hole that he runs to jump into at night when
I put him back in his condo. He also loves to be sung to. He will cock
his head and just listen to you. When he hears a tune on the radio, TV,
or laptop, he will immediately stop what he is doing and pay attention.
One just can't help but love Jackpot! He is one of a kind.