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