As it’s National Hedgehog Day today, I thought I would share some pictures of my own little hedgehog because, to put it simply, African Pygmy Hedgehogs are just too cute for words.
I’m usually greeted with a look of bafflement when I tell someone we’ve got a pet hedgehog. I’ll admit that they’re not a typical animal to have as a pet but they do make a great little addition to the family and she suits us perfectly. As soon as anyone sees her they immediately want one of their own!
She might only be a tiny pygmy who can fit in the palm of my hand even now when she’s fully grown, but our hedgie, Effie, definitely has a big personality. She’s a feisty little thing and is grumpy as hell when you wake her up (I have no idea who she gets her grumpiness from). But as soon as she feels safe she loves to go exploring (she gets that from me) and she always manages to get herself into the most awkward places such as down the back of the sofa or the sleeve of a jumper while I’m wearing it.
I couldn’t imagine not having an animal to go home to every night and, even if I do occasionally get pricked by her spines, she is just the most perfect little thing 🙂