Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hedgehogs...Ummm Yeah

When we lived in Jakarta one of the boys friends had a pet hedgehog.  The boys were insanely jealous so David told them if you can find a hedgehog you can keep it.  Want to guess what they found hiding in a bush today? No they didn't find a hedgehog, they found TWO hedgehogs. Thanks Dad!  

Oh this can't be good! They look like they are in training to be the next Kratt brothers.

Those are either hedgehogs or really big pincushions.

Definitely hedgehogs. They are kinda cute, don't you think?

I found out a few things today. Their friend's hedgehog was a pygmy hedgehog. It could fit in the palm of one hand, it was really tiny. These guys were bigger than a softball but a little smaller than a volleyball. It would have taken both hand to pick on up. No I didn't try to pick one up but I did pet one, they are a bit prickly. My husband is lucky he is still in Saudi because the kids clearly remember Dad saying they could keep a hedgehog if they could find one. I overruled that since he isn't here. They took it better than I thought they would.

David this video is for you. Enjoy!


David said...

I am so jealous of all of you guys. I can’t believe y’all got to see hedgehogs and pet them. I can’t wait to get back so we can go looking for more. Guys I think mom is right. Colin they are much bigger that the one your friend had in Jakarta. I really loved the video. Thanks

Jae said...

OMG! Aren't they just adorable?! I'd love one as a pet, I think... don't know what the downsides of a hedgehog are actually! :) Neat for the kiddos and you!

Monica said...

okay...i WANT to say they are cute, but they are STILL a little creepy. we have a "pet" racoon. we feed him quentin's food (ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha) and he likes a lot and unfortunately is no longer scared of us in the least. ;o) m.

Shannon said...

Jae I read they are easy to keep as pets but that it is illegal to do so here.

Monica I'll take the hedgehogs! Raccoons are scary!

Jenn said...

It's illegal to have Hedgehogs as pets in Germany? How very odd....and also that you found a couple hanging out in the bushes! They are pretty cute.....!