Meet Rick, the hedgehog who is always smiling. When we picked up this shy African Pygmy hedgehog from the breeder, he didn’t show us much joy. We used to think, “This hog hates us”...

But then, slowly he opened up and became the most cheerful little fellow who makes me smile even on the worst days. I started taking photos of him because I think he is the cutest thing on earth. Rick always works the camera like a supermodel.

These photos are too adorable not to share. Prepare yourself for a serious cuteness overload!

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#1 Mealworms Are The Best Yummy In My Tummy!

Mealworms Are The Best Yummy In My Tummy!

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

Those smiles... SQUEE!

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#2 It’s Cuddle Season

It’s Cuddle Season

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CP1986 5 months ago

"This is my Teddy, he's my best friend. Do you like him?" of course the only answer can be yes. That or surely you are heartless and dead inside... In which case you clearly need a smiling hedgehog in your life so go and look at the rest of the pictures!

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#3 Just Look, Don’t Touch! They Are All Mine!

Just Look, Don’t Touch! They Are All Mine!

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

Orange you glad you have a hedgehog?

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#4 Today Is A Perfect Day To Be Happy

Today Is A Perfect Day To Be Happy

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Rose 5 months ago

a perfect reminder!

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#5 I Like To Spend Time Sitting On A Window Ledge, Watching The World Outside

I Like To Spend Time Sitting On A Window Ledge, Watching The World Outside

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

Super cozy!

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#6 There’s Nothing In The World That I Like Better Than Mealworms

There’s Nothing In The World That I Like Better Than Mealworms

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

looks like a cigar in the second pic

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#7 Good Night Little One

Good Night Little One

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LOttawa 5 months ago

But mom, there's still light outside.

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#8 That Friday Feeling...

That Friday Feeling...

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Annabelle 5 months ago

The last photo... is that an attempt at a double chin I see?

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#9 I Believe I Can Fly

I Believe I Can Fly

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love life you only live once 5 months ago

AAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW so cute i want one where do you get one?????????????????????????

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#10 The Creation Of Hedgehog

The Creation Of Hedgehog

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Good one 😂

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#11 Some Things Are Too Cute Not To Share

Some Things Are Too Cute Not To Share

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Rose 5 months ago

what a photogenic little cutie!

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#12 Little Sunshine

Little Sunshine

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Rose 5 months ago

he is very interested in what you have to say

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#13 Bath Time!

Bath Time!

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Alia G. 5 months ago

Quick thing, if you have a pet hedgehog please don't bathe it like this. Take a damp washcloth and wipe down all their quills, but don't ever put them in a situation where they have to swim or float. It makes them very sensitive to ear infections, and they're not a species meant to swim.

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#14 Teeny Tiny Teddy

Teeny Tiny Teddy

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Marta Puig 5 months ago

perfect for each other

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#15 I Told You I Could Touch My Nose With My Tongue. Now... Your Turn!

I Told You I Could Touch My Nose With My Tongue. Now... Your Turn!

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Just long enough to get the job done.

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#16 Hey Human, Turn Off The Light! I Want To Sleep

Hey Human, Turn Off The Light! I Want To Sleep

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago (edited)

Night bear. Night Hoggy. Sleep tight.

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#17 Cute Sleeping Hedgehog

Cute Sleeping Hedgehog

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Rose 5 months ago

you legally can't move your hand until after his nap

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#18 I Like To Watch Cartoons. "Hedgehog In The Fog" Is My Favorite One

I Like To Watch Cartoons. "Hedgehog In The Fog" Is My Favorite One

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Oh, I really do look just like him!

#19 Smile And Let The World Wonder Why

Smile And Let The World Wonder Why

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Yes, please. More mealy worms!

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#20 I’m Watching My Shows, Can You Please Be Quiet?

I’m Watching My Shows, Can You Please Be Quiet?

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Maya Collins 5 months ago

Netflix and quill.

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#21 Hey, Human! Are You Gonna Feed Me At Last?

Hey, Human! Are You Gonna Feed Me At Last?

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

looks kinda like a baby opossum there, sans scary pointy teeth

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#22 Current Mood

Current Mood

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Come on everyone. Lay one on me!

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#23 I’m A Vampire Hedgehog

I’m A Vampire Hedgehog

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

I want to drink your blood.....

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#24 If You Don’t Have A Smile, I’ll Give You One Of Mine

If You Don’t Have A Smile, I’ll Give You One Of Mine

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#25 What Are You Waiting For, Human? Are You Gonna Rub My Belly Or What?

What Are You Waiting For, Human? Are You Gonna Rub My Belly Or What?

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

You know you want to!

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#26 Hey Human, Like My Self-Portrait? I Did It Myself

Hey Human, Like My Self-Portrait? I Did It Myself

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Look mommy, I'm an artist now!

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#27 I’m Just A Little Flower

I’m Just A Little Flower

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Roses, just for me? Thank you.

#28 The Real Reason Why Dinosaurs Disappeared

The Real Reason Why Dinosaurs Disappeared

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Bill 5 months ago

Curse you sudden but inevitable betrayal

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#29 Just 5 More Minutes, Please...

Just 5 More Minutes, Please...

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Joanna Guthrie 5 months ago

OMG IS THAT HIS BELLY BUTTON

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#30 Smiles Are Always In Fashion

Smiles Are Always In Fashion

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Me and my Teddy, just laying around. Not making a sound.

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#31 Hello, Fall

Hello, Fall

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Pretty Pangolin 5 months ago

He does have an instinct for just the right pose.

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#32 Be Happy And Smile

Be Happy And Smile

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Ain't my little belly button the cutest thing you ever did see?

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#33 A Little Bit Of Sunshine To Brighten Up Your Days

A Little Bit Of Sunshine To Brighten Up Your Days

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Tammy Chapman 5 months ago

Hey, I'm totally naked here. Wait till I roll up a little.

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#34 Little Master Of Pulling Funny Faces

Little Master Of Pulling Funny Faces

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Rose 5 months ago

dracula

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#35 After Bath

After Bath

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Joann Barry 5 months ago

Now I'm cold.

#36 Hello, World

Hello, World

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Don't ya just want to love those little feet?

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#37 What Song Do You Think Rick Is Singing?

What Song Do You Think Rick Is Singing?

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Rose 5 months ago

Never Gonna Give You Up ;)

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#38 With My Human

With My Human

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sharron lynn parsons 5 months ago

Adorable, cute face !!!

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#39 Stay Weird

Stay Weird

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

Look, I can fly............

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#40 I’m Ready For Winter

I’m Ready For Winter

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

I can do winter now. I got me plenty of vitamin C!

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#41 Being Happy Never Goes Out Of Style

Being Happy Never Goes Out Of Style

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

I love my dentist. She does such good work.

#42 Smile And Let The World Wonder Why

Smile And Let The World Wonder Why

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sharron lynn parsons 5 months ago

Without being in his natural habitat, his nails would need to be looked after, I think !!!

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#43 I Believe I Can Fly. I Believe I Can Touch The Sky

I Believe I Can Fly. I Believe I Can Touch The Sky

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Carol Roeder 5 months ago

I think I'm gonna be sick!

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#44 Getting Ready To Watch A Movie

Getting Ready To Watch A Movie

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Joann Barry 5 months ago

What a spot to be in.

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#45 What Are You Looking At, Human?!

What Are You Looking At, Human?!

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Mama Panda 5 months ago

Aww he is doing chin-ups =)

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#46 I Told You I Could Touch My Nose With My Tongue. Now... Your Turn!

I Told You I Could Touch My Nose With My Tongue. Now... Your Turn!

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MySisterKeepsChangingMyProfile 5 months ago

ok, its official. I NEED TO GET A HEDGEHOG BRB

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#47 Don't Turn Off The TV! I'm Watching It!

Don't Turn Off The TV! I'm Watching It!

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sharron lynn parsons 5 months ago

Just love those feet !!!

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