|Sleepy hedgehog face|
She isn't as intelligent as a cat. She has very little depth perception; she'll just run off the couch without regard to whether or not there is actually anything under her feet. But she'll cuddle with you, and did I mention how cute she is?
|Look at her little tongue!|
She is nocturnal, and has prickly spines, so she's probably not the greatest pet for children. I brought her out for daytime pictures; she was not a happy camper.
She has a yellow paint dot on her back. The breeder told us that the color was to distinguish Soda as a female. She said the paint would come right off with Soda's first bath. That was two years and many baths ago.
But why am I still typing when I could be showing you more pictures of our hedgehog?
|She made a friend. Just kidding. In reality, hedgehogs are very territorial. Not friends after all.|
Alright Soda, let's get one pose out of you with your friends.
|Sit still here Soda. No...wait, arg, stop running.|
|Not your butt. Your face.|
|*sigh* No really, just one picture.|
|So close, just turn...a little bit more...|
|There we go. Sort of. Your face is blurry. *sigh*|
Hedgehogs love to fidget. Hedgehogs also love to run. They will run you up a storm. From the literature I've read, it seems hedgehogs run up to 2 miles a night!
If you really are interested in getting a hedgehog, I'd highly recommend An Owners Guide to A Happy Healthy Pet "The Hedgehog". Also, make sure they are legal in your state. Details.