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Warning: This Video Will Make You Want to Adopt a Hedgehog

 If you don’t own a cat or a dog yourself you surely know someone who does. You probably also know someone who has a different kind of pet, one that is less frequently seen, maybe a bird, a snake, or a bunny. But do you know of anyone who is raising a hedgehog as a pet?

Talitha Girnus, a 27-year-old from Wiesbaden, Germany is not only the proud owner of two cute hedgehogs, she is the extremely proud owner of the most famous hedgehogs in the world. It all started with Mt. Pokee, a little hedgehog she adopted about 5 years ago. Talitha started sharing pictures and stories of her journey raising Mr. Pokee on her Instagram page, which became wildly popular. Today she and Mr. Pokee have 1.8 million followers and Talitha’s full-time job became curating content for her Instagram, answering emails and making stickers, calendars, and hedgehog merchandise.

“Amazing people from all over the world are inspired to follow our adventures especially because they love our message: Between all the serious things happening in the world every day, Pokee and now also Herbee are here to give you a reason to be happy and smile,” Talitha wrote on her website. So if you feel like winding down and just enjoying some extreme cuteness, meet Pokee and Herbee the hedgehogs!

For more information visit the Mr. Pokee website or Instagram page

 

 
Hedgehog - The Evolution of Cute
Watch as Mr. Pokee transforms from shy and spiky to happy and friendly thanks to some extremely effective belly rubs and yummy worms.
 
Mr. Pokee the Hedgehog meets Macgyver the Lizard 
In this episode, Mr. Pokee is chilling on his beach chair, minding his own business and then he suddenly becomes fascinated by a strange onscreen Lizard.
 
Belly Rubs Cuteness
Perhaps the cutest thing Girnus is famous for is capturing the hedgehog belly rub. It's a sign of intense trust, she said, and it took about six months of bonding with Pokee to get him comfortable enough to let her do it.
 
TUSCANY 2017: Mr.Pokee's first travel video
Girnus is known to take Mr. Pokee everywhere along with her. A cute hedgehog against the beautiful background of Tuscany - it probably doesn't get any better than this.
 
Hedgehog Snuggles - Will he fall asleep?
Mr. Hedgehogs goes into full relaxation mode before bed. We wish you a relaxing day and a good night as well!
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