Pudgy Pets - My Hedgie
08-03-2011, 11:04 AM
I have to admit, I am a dog person. However, my bf & I work a LOT of hours & to have a dog would be unfair to it. A cat would be reasonable, but neither he nor I like cats. So we were thinking... what could we have? We wanted an animal but something low maintenance. Well, we decided on a hedgehog! His name is Matheson. He was born in November and we have had him since Jan :) We got his name from the movie Pineapple Express, if any of you have seen it. Here is a couple pics.
08-03-2011, 12:06 PM
That's so cool!! Does he like taking a bath? Also, was it hard to learn how to handle him? I'd imagine you'd get a quill stuck in you here or there.
08-03-2011, 12:14 PM
He didn't like baths at first but we made it a habit of giving him one per week so he would get used to them. Now he doesn't mind them so much :)
And they can quill you, but we lucked out and got a super nice one. He has never hurt us.
08-03-2011, 12:34 PM
For real?! I had no idea hedgehogs could be pets!!
08-03-2011, 12:42 PM
That is the cutest darn thing I have EVER seen!! I also had no idea you could have a hedgehog as a pet! Do you keep him iindoors or outdoors? in a cage, or can he roam around? You brought a HUGE smile to my face with his adorable photos! :D
08-03-2011, 12:48 PM
How cute! Do you ever get pricked when he gets upset, or is that not a problem?
08-03-2011, 04:46 PM
Thank you ladies :)
@ missyj: he is kept in a cage, but it isn't a little teeny one. my bf hand built him a huge cage. it's about 4.5 feet high and 5 feet long. he has a wheel to run on, a bed/hideout, a pvc pipe he likes to run through and occasionally nap in, his food, water, toys (he likes cat toys), and a litter box. yes, he goes to the bathroom in a litter pan. the cage even has a storage space below where we keep his food/litter/clean blankets. i will attach a couple pics.
@ kelly315 - they can quill you when upset, but it isn't an issue with him. he is super friendly (at least with my bf & i).
08-08-2011, 07:12 PM
Wow, He is super cute!!
We have 2 dogs, and tried to rescue a parrot, but he turned out to be super aggressive towards me, and sadly
he will be going back to the rescue soon. I would like to have another pet. Hedgehogs have crossed my mind,
but I have not done my research yet. I really like your set up there and I bet he does too.
08-08-2011, 09:13 PM
He's so cute!!!!!!!! Love those little eyes and his adorable little nose. My daughter better not see these pix, she LOVES hedgehogs!
02-16-2012, 12:16 AM
I've always wanted a hedgehog, but they're illegal in GA, so I'm settling for a sugar glider whenever I can save up enough money! Yours is adorable.