Monday, January 30, 2012

My very own Atelerix Albiventris

Guess what lives in my yard!?

If you said a four-toed hedgehog or Atelerix Albiventris than you are correct! Gabriel brought this little guy to me Saturday night and I was in love :) Look how cute! I did all sorts of research online about these little guys and have learned a lot about the exotic pet world of hedgehogs.

I was planning on keeping him in a cage in the house, but decided until I can actually get a proper functioning cage I'll let him live in the garden where he can eat bugs to his hearts content. But I've got plans for him don't you worry!

I learned all sorts of interesting facts. (thank you wikipedia)

For example, did you know that hedgehogs have a tendency to be obese? They normally cover lots of ground in the night looking for bugs so keeping them in a tiny box is cruel and can make them fat.

They are also illegal in several states (CA, Hawaii included) and you must have a license to own it in other states.

The best fact that I learned is that they show hedgehogs! Can you imagine? I've decided that after I get my cage built I'll start training him and then I'll be able to show him in the states and win lots of money, breed him and get a million blue ribbons for my nameless hedgehog.

Which leads me to my last problem. He doesn't have a name. I've gotten some suggestions but I would love your opinion on them.

Sonic the Wild Hedgehog
Carseat 2 Electric Bugaloo the Hedgehog
Rufio
Pickles
Chimney
Needles

So add one of your own or vote on one already out.

7 comments:

peme said...

In Slovak language we call them ježko or ježo.. read yeshko or yesho :)

Meredith R said...

Quilliam :-)

Shae Shae Fantastica said...

Rufus Wainwright

Tania said...

KHALEESI!!!! xD

Ansley said...

Sebastian!

Henry!

Meriwether Lewis! (as in Lewis & Clark)

life happens said...

oh oh oh!!!
PUUULEEEEEEASE name him:

CHESTER!

i think chester is the BEST name for a cute little guy like him!

ps... i don't think you want to cuddle with him at night.

kessia reyne said...

I'm with

Rufio :)