Many consider the hedgehog to be an exotic animal, one that would never be admitted in the house, for fear of its quills, if nothing else. But hedgehogs have been domesticated as far back as the Roman empire, who grew them for meat and quills. These days, domesticated hedgehogs are not that rare, although they require a lot of room and special, delicate care.
They are warm creatures, who are often scared of humans, us being so big and they being an animal that gets hunted a lot by bigger animals. The hedgehog's quills can be very soft to pet, and only rise up to prick when it is scared or defensive. Besides, looking at these cute photos of their little faces and tiny feet, we're really starting to consider getting one!
Submitted by: Mike Omerman