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Spike | by Danica (Mariella Tammas)
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Spike

Thank you so much everyone for your comments, faves and invites!! <3 My son is thrilled with all of the comments and invites.... he was so excited about me posting these pics lol.

 

My 11yr old son's pygmy hedgehog named Spike. We have had him about a month and a half and he is the sweetest thing.

Hedgehogs aren't seen around here except as pets, although they aren't common pets. We had to locate a breeder and drive far to get him. They can also be a bit expensive to purchase. Yes you can hold them. They are very shy so there is a process to getting them used to you so they don't ball up and stick their quills up. The breeders actually spent 2 hours with us when we went to get him, teaching us all the do's and don'ts. We have been poked a few times while learning lol. We were lucky and did get a very sweet hedgehog that has gotten used to us quickly. My son can actually even give him a kiss on the nose now.

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Taken on July 21, 2010