Did you know that hedgehogs make sweet, little pets? We sure didn't, until we spotted a few pictures of happy little hedgies on the Internet and decided to investigate. After much research, we came to the conclusion that a little hoglet might just be the perfect pet for us. Since they are considered exotic animals, they can be quite hard to find. But as luck would have it, we were delighted to learn that a very reputable and awesome breeder was only a short, one-hour drive away. It just seemed like fate.
Nigel is still settling into his new home, but he is very sweet and surprisingly friendly already. Since hedgehogs are nocturnal creatures, there isn't much in the way of photographs yet. But he will soon learn that there is no escaping the camera in this family! Nigel is an African Pygmy Hedgehog of the "snowflake" variety (hence the white quills,) and he is a little over two months old. I will post updates and info about life with a hedgie every now and then, if anyone is interested. There is also a wealth of information online and at your local library. For now, Nigel is getting to know his new family, playing in his hedgie-habitat, getting his head stuck in toilet paper rolls, and just being adorable 24/7. Life is good.