||Two years old|
||Pinto African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||Mansfield, Ohio, USA|
purchased Prickles from a young girl who had purchased her for a 4-H
project, the poor thing had been put out in the garage. She was neglected
and sad looking, she huffed at me like I was something to fear. They said
they had handled her a lot, and that she was potty trained. None of this
was true. She was used to eating nasty dollar store cat food. She has
begun to huff less when we walk past her cage. She enjoys getting baths
and being scrubbed. She enjoys chewing the carpet and anointing her quills
with it's scent. She is fairly shy, but does love attention when she's not
huffing. Her favorite item is her old band t-shirt that daddy gave her, it
smells like old spice. She is happy healthy and oh so cute!
She recently had a day out of her cage, we're trying to get her to
socialize with the other animals. She liked the pig, however Nort is not
so sure of Prickles. She loves those crunchy kitty treats, she is an odd
one because she doesn't like the meal worms like most hedgehogs do. She is
our first hedgehog, I couldn't leave her once I found out she was living
in a cold garage in winter because some fickle child was done with her 4-H project.
I love her so much! She is not the friendliest of my brood but she has a
place in my heart for what she had to go through. She is one of my only
animals that does not like to play with the others. She has a strange
attachment to daddy, when she first met him she must of liked his smell
because she started biting at the armpit of his shirt then she started
foaming and anointing her quills with his scent. He immediately took off
his shirt and gave it to her, now she lives in it. It is sooo cute.
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