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Old 08-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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For real?! I had no idea hedgehogs could be pets!!
SOOOOOOO adorable!!!!
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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!
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:48 AM   #6
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How cute! Do you ever get pricked when he gets upset, or is that not a problem?
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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).
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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.

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He's so cute!!!!!!!! Love those little eyes and his adorable little nose. My daughter better not see these pix, she LOVES hedgehogs!
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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.
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