If you consider yourself a person who loves pets and can’t pass by a dog or a cat without petting them, there is a big chance that this thread of cute hedgehogs kept as pets will brighten your day. Even though there are a lot of people who have already met a hedgehog somewhere in nature, having one as a pet is also possible. But how much is there that we don’t know about hedgehogs? 

Hedgehogs are small nocturnal animals that are well-recognized for spikes on their back. Right now, more and more people tend to keep hedgehogs as pets. But what to do if you find one in your backyard? British Hedgehog Preservation Society created guidelines that explain how to help these little creatures if you find one hurt or in danger. This is important in order to make sure that the number of hedgehogs in the wild doesn't decline.

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Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not

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beastmachine.
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3 months ago

That smile is just amazing!

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Passed Out

Passed Out

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lazy panda
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3 months ago

Look at that belly!!!

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Hedgehog Teefs

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3 months ago

"Come down here so I can suck your blood--I mean, cuddle."

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A hedgehog’s back is covered in quills—thick spikes that are formed from keratin. Their spines are known to be used for defense, as in the case of danger, they simply roll into a ball. But how, then, are people able to hold their pet hedgehogs on their back? According to this blog dedicated to teaching people about hedgehogs and their care, it might take a while to gain a hedgehog’s trust and be allowed to lay them on their back.

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Guess Whose Birthday Is Tomorrow

Guess Whose Birthday Is Tomorrow

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hyperunknown
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3 months ago

He's on his way to Hedgehogwarts to become a fortune teller, after he got his HEDGEfund.

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My Hoooman Gave Me Belly Rubs For The First Time. I Was In Heaven

My Hoooman Gave Me Belly Rubs For The First Time. I Was In Heaven

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3 months ago

That is a look of pure bliss.

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3 months ago

Caption is such a good pun!

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If you decide to get a domesticated hedgehog, there are also some important things to take into consideration. There are quite a few pros and cons of having a hedgehog.

These tiny little creatures actually need a lot of care and attention, even though they don’t need to be taken for a walk at least two times a day. Hedgehogs are different from other pets as they are not furry and they are more active during the night. It also takes time for them to become comfortable in a new environment and around people. It is also necessary to change their food and water every day.

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In Memory Of My Best Friend, Goliath

In Memory Of My Best Friend, Goliath

In memory of my best friend, Goliath. He crossed over the rainbow bridge late January, and I was too distraught to post about it. Time has passed and I miss him every day. The goodest boy.

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Joanie
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3 months ago

He surely knew how very much he was loved.

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Hi, There

Hi, There

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

Look at how tiny! Cute! Overload!!!!

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Siblings

Siblings

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Glynna Bowood
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3 months ago

I like that little dark hedgehog!

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My Baby Had Babies And Here Are Her 5 Beautiful Hoglets

My Baby Had Babies And Here Are Her 5 Beautiful Hoglets

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Floofy Samoyed
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3 months ago

HOGGLETS! That is so cute. However porcupines are are cuter they're babies are PORCUPETTES

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Hedgehogs are perfect for those who don’t have a lot of space but still want to have a pet as they don’t make loud noises and they don’t emit bad smells. Hedgehogs are also a great choice for those who are allergic to dander. They don’t require special vaccinations like other pet animals, so if taken care of right, hedgehogs should only see the veterinarian for their annual checkup. 

What is your take on these animals? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

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I Bought My Hedgehog A Tiny Chair

I Bought My Hedgehog A Tiny Chair

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

*Throne*

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Baby Hedgehog

 Baby Hedgehog

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g90814
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3 months ago

toofs

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#13

Relationships Are Like Holding A Hedgehog. The Roller Coaster Of Love

Relationships Are Like Holding A Hedgehog. The Roller Coaster Of Love

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R Carson
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3 months ago

NICE!

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A Hedgehog Admiring A Bubble

A Hedgehog Admiring A Bubble

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Nana tharmaseelan
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3 months ago

Me admiring a hedgehog admiring a bubble

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#15

Look At Her Sploot

Look At Her Sploot

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Piku
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3 months ago

Yoga

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She's Too Cute In Her Hat

She's Too Cute In Her Hat

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R Carson
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3 months ago

I can tell she loves it-or not.

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Happy Hedgehog With His Best Friend

Happy Hedgehog With His Best Friend

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Funny

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Cuddle Time

Cuddle Time

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Sweet!

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Adorable

Adorable

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April Stephens
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3 months ago

Getting ready for water aerobics

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#20

Hello Everyone! This Is Hektor And I Think Everyone Deserves To See Him

Hello Everyone! This Is Hektor And I Think Everyone Deserves To See Him

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Handsome young man.

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Boop

Boop

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

Total relaxation,

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Little Hedgehog Camper

Little Hedgehog Camper

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Adorable

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#23

Biznis Hog

Biznis Hog

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April Stephens
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3 months ago

"Let's just circle back..."

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#24

Time To Get Out Of The Tub

Time To Get Out Of The Tub

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Helenium
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3 months ago

awwwwww ears

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#25

How Many Dandelions Can You Count? That’s How Many Wishes You Have

How Many Dandelions Can You Count? That’s How Many Wishes You Have

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PenitentEyeball
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3 months ago

173

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Cow And Hedgehog

Cow And Hedgehog

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Too cute!

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Hiro Loves His Bubble Baths

Hiro Loves His Bubble Baths

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Lis Daglish
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3 months ago

But would like to maintain some modesty....

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#28

My Hedgehog, Who Normally Hates Everyone And Everything, Finally Made A New Friend

My Hedgehog, Who Normally Hates Everyone And Everything, Finally Made A New Friend

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April Stephens
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3 months ago

They have a lot to gossip about. 🥰

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#29

Have You Ever Seen A Sweeter Nugget?

Have You Ever Seen A Sweeter Nugget?

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

Nope.

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Hedgehog Life

Hedgehog Life

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Glynna Bowood
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3 months ago

These are picture perfect!

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#31

Trying To Get This Guy Comfortable With Being Handled

Trying To Get This Guy Comfortable With Being Handled

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April Stephens
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3 months ago

It's an adorable hedgehog taco.

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Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

Derp.

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#33

Did Someone Say Roasted Chicken? I Wanna

Did Someone Say Roasted Chicken? I Wanna

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Katie Lutesinger
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3 months ago

Mlem!

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Ok Someone Is Being Dramatic

Ok Someone Is Being Dramatic

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Playing dead?

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A Sleeping Hedgehog

A Sleeping Hedgehog

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Glynna Bowood
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3 months ago

all white spikes!

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#36

Good Morning

Good Morning

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

You kids stay out of my yard.

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Hedgehog Yawning

Hedgehog Yawning

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A B C
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3 months ago

"huh, what? Get up? NOW? Get lost!" :D

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#38

This Is Caspar Sleeping After A Nice Bath

This Is Caspar Sleeping After A Nice Bath

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Ria C.
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3 months ago

Casper the friendly hedgehog.

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Georgie After Bath

Georgie After Bath

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

Why are hedgies so cute? It's unreasonable!

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I Bought Mint Leaves For Her, And She Ignored It. So, I Put It On Her Head, And She Looked Like A Prickly Totoro

I Bought Mint Leaves For Her, And She Ignored It. So, I Put It On Her Head, And She Looked Like A Prickly Totoro

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R Carson
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3 months ago

You can't see me now.

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#41

World Needs More Hedgehogs

World Needs More Hedgehogs

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

If only for the smiles and roofers.

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Pineapple Hedge

Pineapple Hedge

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PenitentEyeball
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3 months ago

How no pop?

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#43

When Your Double Chin Looks Like A Mouth

When Your Double Chin Looks Like A Mouth

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Ria C.
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3 months ago

I wish my double was as cute.

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My Coworker Is Pretty Cute

My Coworker Is Pretty Cute

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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3 months ago

Yes, he/she is!!!

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Bandit Loves His Floatie

Bandit Loves His Floatie

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

Of course he does.

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In Safe Hands

In Safe Hands

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

Trust.

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It’s My 6th Bday, Partying With My Buds

It’s My 6th Bday, Partying With My Buds

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R Carson
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3 months ago

Very nice

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I Love Kiwi's Cute Lil Face

I Love Kiwi's Cute Lil Face

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

Everyone adores that adorable face.

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Summer

Summer

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Juds Conne
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3 months ago

... time and the living is eeeeeeasy.

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Give Me Food

Give Me Food

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Alexia
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3 months ago

Mlem

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