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Thread: Your daily dose of cute!

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    How sweet?!?!?
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    Oh Mary, that is gorgeous, look at that face, I want one NOW!!! :D

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    Awwww!!! So cute. What a sweet face. :D
    Do they make good pets?

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    I want one. He's so cute.

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    I wish you could have them as pets! I guess there is nothing stopping you if you really wanted to. We used to find hedgehogs occasionally in the garden when I was little. They were always riddled with fleas, and as soon as you approached them would roll up into an impenetrable ball! They are cute though. But they are classed as wildlife rather than pets, here in the UK anyway!

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    They are still cute. Afraid my dogs would think of them as toys....like they did with the porcupine!! ouch.... 76 quills in one dog only 15 in the other one. :cry:

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    That little guy is darling!!! I've seen a few around here as pets, but don't know how they turn out. I kinda thought it was probably similar to keeping gerbils and hamsters.. That is the cutest face on that little guy though!

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    How cute!! Are their little quills really sharp?

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    They are just darling, I don't think we have
    hedgehogs here in the US. He is a sweetie!

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    What a sweet looking little guy. How big do they get, Mary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    How cute!! Are their little quills really sharp?
    Yes Joyce, their spines are sharp, you would have to wear thick gloves to handle them (apart from the babies whose spines are softer). They are not barbed like a porcupine though, and they can't shoot them out or shed them into a predator like a porcupine does. They are used as defence in the way the hedgehog rolls into a tight ball when threatened, causing its body to become one huge ball of spikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    What a sweet looking little guy. How big do they get, Mary?
    I got this off a website:

    LENGTH
    Adult: Head-body length is about 200-300 mm (up to 12 inches). Males tend to be slightly longer than females.
    Newborns: Newborns are about 6 - 10 cm long.

    HEIGHT
    Adults and sub-adults: Height when walking approximately 13.2 cm, and when crouching approximately 11.9 cm. (about 5 inches)
    Juveniles: Height when walking approximately 10.4 cm.

    WEIGHT
    Adult: Adult weights can range from a low just after hibernation of only 600-700 g up to 1.1 or 1.2 kg prior to hibernation. They may rarely reach as high as 1.6 kg and in captivity grossly overweight individuals may even pass 2 kg. Males are generally slightly heavier than females.
    Newborns: The weight of hoglets at birth is variable and may range from 8-25 g. Hoglets at the top end of this range may be considered abnormally large and may lead to difficulties with parturition.


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    I looked it up , there are no wild species in North america, the pet ones were pigmy hedgegogs from africa :D

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    I love that face. What a cute critter!

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    What a sweet, sweet baby!!...

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    Adorable! Thank you for posting these pictures! :D

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    He is toooo cute. What a sweet face.

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    Yes, they are cute! My nephew had one, though I never got to SEE it because they live in Oklahoma.

    On the quiltingboard, Tiffany has raised them and I believe still has some. I hope she gets to see this post.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/300/1020.page is where you can see a picture of Baby Boy Blue. It's a little more than half way down the page.

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    cute, cute, cute. Isn't nature amazing.

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    HAHAHAHA look at him and then your avitar cat. He is mimiking the cat.

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    What a sweet baby! I think my critters would not let one survive around my house. My big dog chases anything that runs, and tosses in the air anything that doesn't! :?

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    That is so cute

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    Ahhhhh...So cute. I thought of E.T. when I saw it.

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