Hedgehog flashes adorable smile during snuggle time
Hedgehogs make great pets when cared for properly. Despite being prickly, they love snuggle time with their people and will often seek warm places like arm pits and necks to cuddle into. This little fellow pauses to look right at the camera and he flashes an adorable, happy smile.
Hedgehogs in North America are typically the African Pygmy Hedgehog, like this one. They are very active at night and sleep most of the day.
Although they prefer a diet that is mostly comprised of insects, hedgehogs will also eat pellets and prepared foods, including vegetables and some fruits.
Hedgehogs are relatively intelligent, comparable to a hamster but they will never learn to come when called. Despite this, they are a very popular pet and are very easily cared for.
Their appearance and docile personalities make them a very endearing addition to most families.