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July 14, 2008

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Juniper, the Pet of the Day
Name: Juniper
Age: Eleven weeks old
Gender: Female
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: New York, USA
   I'm Juniper, a cinnacot African Pygmy Hedgehog. I have lived with my owner, Lydia, for about a month. She bought me from a pet store. She held my brother and sisters, and decided that I was the most lovable and sweet hedgehog of us all. I was thrilled to go to a loving home with an owner who spoils me!

    I love my wheel and I enjoy exploring and digging. I like when Lydia sings to me. She's made up some hilarious hedgehog songs! Sometimes when I'm digging in my bedding, I get carried away and get bedding into my food and water dishes! Lydia pretends to scold me but I know she's just joking when she gives me a kiss on my nose and snuggles with me. I recently got my first bath. It was not enjoyable! I tried to escape. When Lydia washed my tummy with shampoo it tickled a lot! Afterward, Lydia snuggled me in a towel until I was warm and dry. It's very important for me to stay warm, so Lydia keeps a heating pad under my cage.

    Lydia says I'm the best pet ever. I bring her many laughs and so much joy.

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