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October 3, 2009

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Indigo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Indigo
Age: Four months old
Gender: Female
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: New York, USA
   Hey everyone,

    I'm Indigo Lavender. My owner has three hedgehogs currently, and I am her newest one. I am loving being part of the hedgie family! I can't hang out with my owner's male hedgie, but I have played with her other female hedgehog, Juniper. She was really sweet and fun.

    I've lived with my owner for a little over a month. She bought me from a litter of eight other hedgehogs! Let me tell you, have 7 other siblings was not always easy. But here, I get individual attention and plenty of treats, too - my favorites are eggs and mealworms - yum!!

    The one thing I don't like is taking baths. Ugh. I get cold and wet, which are definitely two of my least favorite things to be!! At least I get some treats afterward and extra snuggle-time. One thing that I do love is being outside! At least in the summertime... chilling out in the cool grass under the warm sun, exploring the flowerbeds - that's the life for me!

    As you can see from all my photos, I love posing for the camera! Not to be vain or anything, but I think I have totally gorgeous 'pinto' markings on my quills, don't you think so?

    Hedgehogs like me don't get very big. In fact, I'm probably about as large as I'll ever get. (I just have to keep running on my exercise wheel so I don't get fat! Of course I have to watch my weight, lay off the mealworms once in a while... I'm sure you understand. Being a diva is tough.) Even though I'm pretty small, I definitely have a big personality! Or you could say a colorful personality - like my colorful name!!

    I'm very happy to have this great hedgehog and human family. And I know they're happy to have me, too, adding color to their lives.

   Cheers, "Indi"

Indigo, the Pet of the Day
Indigo, the Pet of the Day

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