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Old 01-12-2010, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so my boyfriend sent me this link and asked me if all babies look like this. I've seen countless pictures of babies but these look different. Are they just very dark? I'm assuming that's it and it's just strange to me. But they just look, odd, for some reason. Thoughts?
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They appear to have the correct pudgy baby shape and cuteness factor.

Very rich coloring I think it's the grey skin on their legs (rather than pink or mottled pink/grey skin with white fur) that stands out as the biggest difference between them and other hedgies I've seen.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you happen to have the link to the original image? They look a lot like the baby alterix frontalis (south african) posted at https://hedgehogcentral.com/world.shtml

Also take a look at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian_white/2944261209/
I just love that face!
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Goodness! Look at those colors! I don't see anything "odd" about them.

I sit here on my lunch hour, just going through the numerous hedgehog photos on flckr.com ...
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I love those dark masks!!!
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OMG so cute! You need to submit this photo to cuteoverload.com ASAP!
They look fine, although they have very dark markings. Lovely babies.
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What cute babies! I love the dark little faces and feet.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think maybe they just look odd to me because I never really see dark legs and feet, just masks. Unfortunately, I don't have the original link, he just sent it to me randomly to cheer me up and ask if they were normally so dark.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Those are a litter of south african hedgehogs born at the San Diego zoo a while back. I was talking to someone in Ohio about possibly attempting to breed our some of our pet hedgies with one of those babies for new blood, but it didn't work out.



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Old 01-14-2010, 11:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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LG thanks! Searching became so much easier knowing where they are from! I found a much larger image of them. They are simply adorable:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleash ... an-he.html
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