First time Archie owner...
I was looking for a pet and was going to getr another 2 rats, but this little fella was 'for sale' on gumtree... the Ad. said that they had got him for their kid but she got bored. When I turned up- that was only the tip of the ice berg.
'Sonic' (as he was named) was 'scary' and 'smelly' and 'not nice'....
He is now, in non way scary (although his first owner was a youmg girl- and I can see how he would seem scary), he's in my bedroom and the only time I curse him for smelling is if he does an especially rancid stinky poop. But then, my boyfriend is oft times at my house (most days) and he's stinkier.
I think my prob is that I don't eat meat and, well, I've never had to deal with full on carnivore smell.
I love being a hedgehog companion- I don't think he likes it as much as I do.
But he seems happy...
music, reading, Philosophy (sp M. Foucoult , de b), punk, NOT OTHER PEOPLES KIDS (*or pet hedgehogs)