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The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« on: November 29, 2013, 09:45:21 am »
Title says it all! ;D I seriously can't be the only person on the planet who looks past the spikes and thinks that hedgehogs are the most *ADORABLE* creatures *EVER*, can I?  Or maybe I'm just crazy lol :P

Either way, I wanted to start a thread in dedication to these oft-overlooked creatures.  I always make sure I look out for these guys when they come to my garden, especially in Autumn when they're getting ready to hibernate.  Wherever I've lived I've always done my best to raise awareness of them, especially around Bonfire night because people often forget to check whether or not any of these poor little things are sleeping in the pile of leaves / dead wood etc they plan to burn  :'(

Maybe it's because they're such lonely creatures that no one seems to care about, or maybe it was my love of Sonic when I was a kid.  Whatever it is I love hedgehogs to bits!   If any of you wonderful people feel the same, post some adorable hedgehog pics! :D





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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 09:55:11 am »
Congratulations, you just won the Make Devlyn Smile contest! Your prize is on the way.  Hugs, Devlyn
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 10:23:03 am »
Erinaceidae Erinaceinae are so adorable.

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 11:39:45 am »
*claps excitedly* yay!! ;D  I knew I couldn't be the only one! *hugs* ;D and lol Devlyn I'm glad I made you smile hunni! :D <333

I really wish I'd found time to build a hedgehog shelter this year for our two regulars but things have been a bit too crazy and busy :( we're 90% sure they're safely tucked away in next door's garden though and she's an animal lover too so they should be alright :)  Hopefully I'll find time next Spring / Summer ready for next year :D

If anyone is interested, I can post links to a couple of good tutorials for building DIY shelters?  Or am I just being super geeky now? :D
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 12:05:38 pm »
I love hedgehogs as well. I had two when I was younger. :)
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 02:54:46 pm »
I love them and used to watch them at twilight,I used to put a bowl of hedgehog food out and watch them come out to eat it.

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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 02:57:10 pm »
Hedgehogs have a special place in my heart (and I don't mind the prickles).

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 03:04:25 pm »
Yeah, Hedgehogs are cool. But I prefer porcupines.

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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 05:19:43 am »
HEDGEHOGS YEAH!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 05:31:32 am »
Oh they're so CUTE!!!!!  I want one!!!! 

(cant believe I'm saying that.  Four months ago I would have seen them as dressed-up versions of species Erinaceinae )

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 06:41:36 pm »
Wife says they are cute and no, I can't have one :(

Time to pull out the big guns... I'll show them to the kids now MWAHAHAHAHA  >:-)

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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 07:08:07 pm »
What about me!

They used to come into our back yard back home. Nice and cute, about the size of a cat.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 07:53:39 pm »
I love 'em :)


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The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2014, 01:12:14 am »
I want one now...

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2014, 01:23:46 am »
Turbo squee!!!

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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 01:54:06 am »
I lurve Hedgehogs, the way they shuffle & the way they snuffle, awwww sooo cute.

I saw a picture in a newspaper a few years ago of a miniture breed of Hedgehog, they're so small they fit in an egg cup, i've just done a search & they are African Pygmy Hedgehogs
Unfortunately i'm using an Xbox to post this so can't post links or cute pictures otherwise i'd put up loads & loads of pictures of these tiny bundles of cuteness

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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2014, 02:00:25 pm »


I have to gush for a little bit. :P This was our baby Cashew. He was the sweetest little bean ever. I bought him for my wife when we first started dating and she treated him like a baby. Just look at those little teeths! I worked at a vet at the time and one of the doctors even commented on how he was the friendliest Hedgie she'd ever met. Sadly he passed away a few years ago from a disorder called Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome. The saddest disease with the cutest name.
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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2014, 02:03:27 pm »
I can't see your pic, but I LOVE that avatar.

Ah, there it is.

Awww, that is awful about your pet.

I would always be ultra depressed when we would lose one of our furry friends.

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Re: The Hedgehog appreciation thread! ^-^
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2014, 02:08:02 pm »
Thanks. I love all the weird little memes you can find on the internet :P
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2014, 02:10:59 pm »
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I've made a few Portia Porcupine memes. She's my hero. :D :D

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