"Do you know Gandam Style?" Chai and I have reconciled our differences after a spiky start to the evening.
Really this is what she does just before she starts to twist herself back onto her feet. She's now rushing about on the floor stretching her legs 🐭🌵
Let me introduce this little guy here! He’s a rehome, but not your usual one. So what’s so special about this little hog? He’s an “original African pygmy hedgehog” (four-toed/whitebellied hedgehog), from Togo, West Africa. And he’s truly pygmy - while slightly underweight, he’s also very tiny in general, weighing less than 300 g at an estimated 6 months old. This is how African pygmy hedgehogs used to be; captive breeding has increased their size over the years, as it has done with many animal species. When the previous owners got him he was riddled with parasites (mainly fleas) which they treated him for, but I’m doing another round of treatment and he will stay in quarantine for a while.
I’m baffled by how easy going and sweet he is - this must be one of the calmest, sweetest hedgehogs I’ve ever encountered. I’ve yet to hear a real huff. He spend hours running on his wheel last night and even got up during the day for a run so he seems to be a pretty active guy!
Note: I do not advocate selling wild caught (wc) African pygmy hedgehogs. In my opinion there is little reason to sell them because there are plenty of captive bred animals for sale. #hedgehog#hedgehogsofig#hedgiesofinstagram#hedgehogsofinstagram#animals#animalsofig#animalkingdom#animalsofinstagram#africanpygmyhedgehog#pets#petstagram#instapet#dailycute#dailypet