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how did you find out about hedgehogs?

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okay i know this has already been a topic in here, but it was kind of outdated so i decided to 'reinvent it' if you will. well, the name kind of says it all, and i decided to share my story. well about 2 months ago, i was watching animal planet with my dad. there was this show on about a guy who was trying to teach 2 tigers how to survive in the wild. well, about 30 minutes into the show, it shows the tigers on the ground passing this weird sea urchin looking thing back and forth like a little ball. it was almost like they were teasing it :lol: well, the guy picked it up and said something like, 'i shouldnt let them eat this hedgehog, it will have almost no nutritional value and he shouldnt be eaten' and he unrolled in the guys hand and started sniffin around and i said, 'OMG THAT IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!' well, the next day i went on line to see some more pics, and came across this website. thats when i found out they were actually a pretty common pet! so i did a whole butt load of research and begged and begged my parents for one. well my birthday was about a month after that, so they thought 'well if this doesnt wear off soon we will consider it.' so that just spurred me on, and i did all this research and just got more and more excited until FINALLY!! A BREEDER IN TEXAS!! so i started emailing her and found out she had a little 3 month old boy for a pretty cheap price ($80) and there was nothing wrong with him. so my parents had no choice but to get me the only thing i asked for for my birthday. and that is how theo came to be my favorite little boy in the world :)
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When I was five years old my parents brought me to a county fair in Maine. They had a small building showcasing exotic animals and I went straight for the hedgehogs. My mother tells me that I stood there for a solid half hour patting them and throwing a fit when she and my father tried to pull me away.

So then, two years ago a girl in one of my classes mentioned that she had a pet hedgehog. I was intrigued and went online and started researching. I absolutely fell in love... again. I have spent the past two years researching hedgies, unable to actually own one since I lived in a college residence hall. This past summer, I moved into my first apartment on July 1. On July 14 I was perusing Craigslist and saw an adorable hedgehog name Ivan for sale. On July 17 I met Ivan and brought him home with me where he has been spoiled ever since. :)
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