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Look what I did today! 3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13

I went and visited a local hedgehog breeder, she let me play with the babies and roll around on her floor taking pictures, LOL I put a deposit down for her next breeding of dark eyed white hedgehogs which is happening soon and I should have my little one mid June!



This was my favorite and I was bummed it wasn't clear, still like it though. She was the sweetest thing, extremely tame and laid back.
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and the babies!



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I wasn't trying to be artsy with this one, for some reason it came out tinted blue so I changed it, LOL. I just liked the squooshy nose!



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This is my soon to be baby mama, lmao Fingers crossed she gets knocked up fast! LOL If any of her babies come out with her coloring it's reserved for me but I will take any coloring.
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It was the best way to spend an afternoon!

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
5th Mar '13

Awh, they are so cute!



Are they playful? I've always thought it would be nifty to have a hedgehog, haha.

Katie & Clay's Mommy! TTC since Jan 2012; 18 kids; Louisiana 2847 posts
5th Mar '13

Is their fur as spikey and bristly as they look? They look like they would be painful to touch lol.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting tay. ☮ 35wks!:" Awh, they are so cute! Are they playful? I've always thought it would be nifty to have a hedgehog, haha."


They weren't really active because it was daytime but the adult in the first pic was super friendly, she crawled all over me looking for treats. The babies were timid but one of them spent a good 5 min licking my thumb, LOL

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Katie & Clay's Mommy!:" Is their fur as spikey and bristly as they look? They look like they would be painful to touch lol."


Yes it is, they have quills on top and wiry fur on their legs/belly. I was careful of the quills but they keep them laid down as long as they aren't frightened. It was similar to petting a hard bristled brush, LOL The quills are sharp but they don't hurt if you hold them carefully.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" They weren't really active because it was daytime but the adult in the first pic was super friendly, ... [snip!] ... she crawled all over me looking for treats. The babies were timid but one of them spent a good 5 min licking my thumb, LOL"</blockquote>




Haha, awh that's so cute.

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
5th Mar '13

ugh i want one sooo badd!!!

☠Jenniefahhh 1 child; Djibouti 70787 posts
5th Mar '13

I had no idea they were pets?? haha.



Are they pokey?

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
5th Mar '13

Omg they're adorable! I want oneee. :P

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ☠Jenniefahhh:" I had no idea they were pets?? haha. Are they pokey?"


yeah, I wouldn't ever want to step on one barefoot! LOL Its fun petting them with the quills down though.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" ugh i want one sooo badd!!!"


Ive wanted one for ages now, I was just waiting for the kids to get older. I'm so freaking excited to finally get one!

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" Ive wanted one for ages now, I was just waiting for the kids to get older. I'm so freaking excited to finally get one!"


yeah my aunt had one when i was 10? and i LOVED IT.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting l☮j:" Omg they're adorable! I want oneee. :P"


They are super sweet too! I mean you do have to spend a lot of time socializing them when they are babies but it's so worth it. The one in the top picture was a dream! She was their first hedgehog and her husband told me they held her constantly for the first 6 months.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" yeah my aunt had one when i was 10? and i LOVED IT."


I didnt even know you could have them as pets until about 5 years ago, ever since then I was determined to have one of my own, lol

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I didnt even know you could have them as pets until about 5 years ago, ever since then I was determined to have one of my own, lol"

lol
yeah she named hers cocoa :)