Q: Why would anyone want to own a hedgehog? Aren't they too spikey to handle?
Well, hedgehogs actually make really awesome pets. They are very unique and have very individual (and interesting) personalities, and are very expressive. While they are not your typical pet that you can snuggle, you can pick them up, hold them and even pet them without discomfort! Hedgehogs by nature are timid animals. They must warm up or 'bond' to you. Once you have bonded with your hedgehog, you can hold it as much as any other pet.