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December 2, 2009

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Thorn, the Pet of the Day
Name: Thorn
Age: Two years old
Gender: Female
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: Alberta, Canada
 
   Thorn is a pretty african pygmy hedgehog. They are not the same species as the hedgehogs that are found in the wild in Great Britain, they are a separate species, and have long been domesticated. She eats hedgehog food (pellets) and sometimes gets mealworms as treat, which she enjoys.

    Thorn is one of the two hedgehogs we have, they went from an adoption center to a home, to another home, and then to our home! They were in a cage of six hedgehogs! Being a solitary animal that should be kept alone, that was not good! Consequently, she is the most bad-tempered, biting hedgehog I have ever seen!

    But we love her very much regardless of her biting problem! We are hoping she will come around, now that she is in a better home, and has her own space that she will feel more comfortable, and less defensive all the time. She does enjoy her trips outside and wandering on the grass when the weather is nice.

   Toodles from Thorn!

Thorn, the Pet of the Day

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