My son, David, has adopted a pet hedge hog named Quinn (short for Harley Quinn). So we are learning all about how to take care of hedge hogs.
Hedge hogs are quite interesting. They are insectivores and in captivity they eat cat food......with very loud crunching. It was surprising how loud it was!
They also like to run run run in a wheel, large size, for hours on end, at night because they are nocturnal! And given the chance, they will run all over you, your room, your personal stuff, into very small places, etc.
While a hedgie is an unusual pet and has some quirks, they are cute and fun to socialize with. Here is Greg and David playing with her. David plays (or allows her to run all over him) about an hour or so every night. Supposedly this encourages the hedgie to bond to the human and allows the human get used to the prickles! lol
Being a crafty person I am already researching the fun things we can make for hedge hogs and I am sure to blog about it! Have a great one!