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Baby Hedgehog

This little guy came sniffing by our cottage the other day looking for food. He was teeny tiny, would have fit snuggly in the palm of my hand. Not experienced enough to be properly afraid of people, so I got quite close with my camera. :)

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Its a cutie, alright. Do you see hedgehogs often?

 

We get the occasional one by our cottage, but we don't see them very often. Mostly they're quite shy and come out only at night, but this one was out for a walk in the early evening. 

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oh my god...how cute!  I held one at the pet store once...they feel really neat if you pet the right way ;) 

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it's always fun to see animals close and stuff, but you can't help but feel worried for them when they don't fear people.

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It's a baby. It'll learn, I should think. I did manage to scare it a bit so it curled up and displayed its spines. 

 

Personally, I prefer to see wild animals in their natural habitat. I wouldn't want a hedgehog for a pet, even if they are deeply adorable. :P

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On 7/27/2014 at 4:54 AM, Thorn Wilde said:

It's a baby. It'll learn, I should think. I did manage to scare it a bit so it curled up and displayed its spines. 

 

Personally, I prefer to see wild animals in their natural habitat. I wouldn't want a hedgehog for a pet, even if they are deeply adorable. :P

I know from research that they're omnivores. I wouldn't care to watch the feeding of a domesticated one. But they are cute, though.  :)

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13 minutes ago, Page Scrawler said:

I know from research that they're omnivores. I wouldn't care to watch the feeding of a domesticated one. But they are cute, though.  :)

They're omnivores, yeah. They like worms and insects a lot. And berries and roots and things too, I believe. At the cabin (where this was taken) we sometimes throw out fat and things cut off from meat for the hedgies. And if they don't eat it, some crow or magpie probably will.

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