Tuesday, May 15, 2007

roly-poly



Hedgehogs are an animal close to my heart. Like me, they are nocturnal, lactose intolerant, enjoy warm climates, and have a tendency to hibernate (which is something I've always wanted to do). Unlike me, they enjoy eating bugs - but they also like berries and melons. When avoiding predators, they roll into a ball with all of their spines pointing out. (*note: their spines are hollow hairs and are not barbed) They are difficult to maintain as pets, but someday I may try.

(info from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hedgehog)

6 comments:

Christine said...

I love real life cute so much! Awwwww!

Linda said...

That hedgehog is adorable. I'd like to see a real one - I wonder what they feel like.

Christine said...

Is it legal to have one as a pet?

Holly said...

Christine- it is legal in Illinois. I don't think it is in all US states.

Sophia Varcados said...

Kathy Hubbard from the theatre department owned a hedgehog. It was totally nocturnal, and she felt like she saw very little of it. She is a avid pet keeper. You might find one that has been rejected as a pet at TAILS - they get ferrets.

Christopher said...

Zoe says...This is the cutest hedgehog. I want to be friends with it.