||Three months old|
||African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
would like to nominate my pet hedgehog Blueberry! My pet is adorable
because he is always hiding in his blue foam tube, but he just can't seem
to fit :).
He's my first hedgehog, I've had him for a little over a week and got him
from Hamor Hollow hedgehogs. He is really playful and likes to run around
in circles in his play pen but only when the lights are off and he thinks
I'm not watching. He really loves blueberries and he annointed himself
with it when I first gave him one. He is very affectionate and usually
lays in my lap with all his legs turned out and lets me pet his face. He
doesn't really do any tricks, he is still getting used to me anyway, but I
can get him to go wherever I want by just holding his blue tube in front
of his face because he'll follow it.
I had been in contact with Hamor Hollow for a week or so and I went down
to pick from about five baby hedgehogs. When I picked him up he instantly
started climbing all over me and exploring and then curled up happily in
my hands while all of the other hedgehogs just stayed puffed up and hissed
at me. So I chose him! Don't mind the pink spot on his quills. The
breeder used some paint to identify the baby hedgies so they could tell me
who the parents were and when the baby was born (Blueberry was born 6/18).
It will go away pretty soon.
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