I love hedgehogs. I really do. I think they are the cutest things in the history of ever. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to them. And I’m not alone. Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly popular as pets, based on my highly unscientific research that included talking to friends, searching the interwebs, and the number of followers on my hedgehog board. There are tons of hedgehog products and even internet memes dedicated to their adorable awesomeness.
However, after doing some research, I was devastated to find out that I can’t have one. It’s illegal to own a hedgehog in the county where I currently reside, where there are strict laws about exotic pets. My children and I were in favor of selling the house and moving to a more right-thinking locality, but my husband said that was crazy. He needs to rethink his priorities.
So without further ado, here are 25 facts about hedgehogs that everyone should know, particularly those people who are interested in having one as a pet.
Thanks to MillerMeade Farm for sharing pictures and information on their adorable herd of hedgehogs!
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