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Old 09-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I see people calling their hedgie a pig.... I thought this was kind of weird since they do not have any relation to a actual pig... So I am guessing another nickname like pog?
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup.

Don't quote me on it, but I think they're called hedgehogs because they kind of resemble a hedge and their snouts looks like pig snouts. Or that's what I've heard; I've never really looked it up...but it makes sense. So pig could just be kind of an affectionate nickname.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup.

Don't quote me on it, but I think they're called hedgehogs because they kind of resemble a hedge and their snouts looks like pig snouts. Or that's what I've heard; I've never really looked it up...but it makes sense. So pig could just be kind of an affectionate nickname.
Well I Wikipedia it and its similar to what you just said..... Out of all the hedgehog pictures I've seen none really look like an actual pig nose tho..... Pigz have big onez and hedgehogz have these tiny bead like onez.... Hmmm.... Its just interesting that these nicknamez came aboout because I get hedgie and hog but like pog and pig like threw me off you know?.... Maybe I should research the nicknamez now since I am clueless about that
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Also know 'em as "Quids," quilly kids!
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hahahaha I like "Quids"! That's clever
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Also know 'em as "Quids," quilly kids!
Quids?.... As in like British currency?.... Quilly makez sense but quids.... Wow so many odd nicknamez for hedgehogz... Some do make sense and some don't..... How many more are there?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hehe yah I think its because they look a bit like pigs with their nose! And the way they try to burrow through things with their snout.

Also I think in Europe they call them Hedgepigs. Love the name!
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I read somewhere they are called hedgehogs due to them looking for food in hedges and making snorting noises that resembles a pig or hog in the wild.
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When I saw people calling hedgies pigs I always thought it was because hedgehog --> hog --> pig.
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I like calling my hedgie a hedgepig, I think it's cute. I also ran across the term "hedgecreepy" which is also funny.
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