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African Pygmy Hedgehog



Two of my hedgehogs, the left is female and the right is male. They do not shoot their quills and they are like a bed of nails. Press on one- ouch! Hold all of them, doesn't hurt at all. Feels like straw. These are funny little creatures that I absolutely adore.


Live in captivity, 4 foot by 2 foot enclosure for each hedgehog. Hedgehogs in the wild live in plains where they can find berries and insects.

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Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 10 years ago

Do you see them frequently?

Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 10 years ago

Leuba, oh yes- I've heard hedgehogs are actually considered pests in NZ!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Thanks Abby. I don't think hedgehogs are allowed as pets here in Oz because of the danger they pose to native fauna. I think New Zealand is having a massive problem with them.

Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 10 years ago

Leuba, in some states in the U.S. they are legal as pets! I have three pet hedgehogs. I'm not sure where you are located, but if you do some research you should be able to find out whether you are able to be a hedgehog parent. :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Are these cute creatures pets ??

Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 10 years ago

Thank you, Stephen!

StephenSolomons 10 years ago

Cute little creatures.

Abby Ccga
Spotted by
Abby Ccga

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 26, 2014
Submitted on Mar 26, 2014

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