African Pygmy Hedgehog

Happy National Hedgehog Day!

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 🙂

25 thoughts on “Happy National Hedgehog Day!

    • Ayla says:

      I have no idea which country but maybe just the UK as we lots of wild British hedgehog here! And hopefully Africa seeing as my little one is an African Pygmy! Yes, you should definitely have a National Echidna Day! 🙂

    • Ayla says:

      See, everyone wants one when they see how cute she is! I think they’re illegal to have as pets in Australia though so you may have to get a pet echidna instead. They may be slightly spikier though! 😉

    • Ayla says:

      Fuzzpig?! I LOVE that name!!! Haha I’m not so sure she’d like being carted around with a load of travellers – she might not be so cuddly then 😉

  1. Packing my Suitcase says:

    OMG!!! What do you mean you have a hedgehog? ❤ My dreaaaaaaam!!!
    She is sod you are so lucky to have one!! I told my hubby that when we have a garden Enzzo my dog will have a new friend… a hedgehog. I always had curiosity to know how is it like to take care of one! ❤

    • Ayla says:

      Haha she is pretty cute! She’s not a wild one from the garden, she’s an African Pygmy which have been domesticated. I’m sure she would love to be friends with Enzzo! Although he might get a pricked nose if he tries to sniff her!!

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