The pet of the moment: What you need to know about African pygmy hedgehogs

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 8:37 AM

GARDNER, Mass. — A growing number of American homes are keeping African pygmy hedgehogs as pets. Here are some questions and answers about the small animals whose backs and sides are covered with about 6,000 quills that are considerably shorter, but harder and sharper, than those of a porcupine.

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