I have two hedgehogs, Theodore and Thaddeus. Thaddeus just joined our family on the 14th. I got a message from an old high school friend on Facebook saying that another friend from high school's girlfriend (got that) works at Petsmart in Houston and some asshat abandoned a hedgie there. She immediately thought of me and was curious if I wanted to take it in. I had an extra cage, wheel, liners, hedgie bags, everything, so I very well couldn't turn it away.
I wasn't sure if it was a male or female, how old it was, or even whether it was healthy or not, but I just knew I had to take him. My partner was wary at first, for the simple fact that he was worried if it turned out to be sick and eventually died in my care that it would really hurt me, but I explained to him that yes, it would hurt me, but it would hurt me even more to know that I didn't give it a chance.
So, early Thursday morning they brought me a cardboard box with a tiny little hedgie inside. I was expecting an older, unsocialized, neglected hedgie, but it turns out he was a little, sweet as pie, neglected hedgie! I can't understand why anyone would want to just abandon this precious little guy!
I think he is around 4-6 months old and from what I can tell so far I think he is a dark eyed cinnicot. I'm a little curious because he has two solid white stripes on both of his sides. Possibly a little pinto? I'm not sure, but either way he is absolutely precious. Aside from the fact that he is really underweight, has severely dry skin, and had bedding (or something) MATTED into his quills he is doing wonderfully! He hasn't been to the vet yet, but he will be soon. :) He is already eating well and enjoying his new WHEEL! I don't think he had ever seen a wheel in his short little life. He is very, very sweet and enjoys being snuggled.
Anyway, here's a few photos I snapped of the two of them today.
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I swear, I am in hedgehog heaven! ♥
If you're interested in seeing all my hedgehogs pictures here's where you can find them.
- Quillson Wilson, my first hedgehog who passed from WHS in 2005. I miss him every day.
- Theodore Butters. He's not the most social hedgie, but I love him regardless.
- Thaddeus Otto.
Happiness is definitely a warm hedgie.
Crossposted to hedgehogs, so sorry if you see this twice.