He will be about the size of a guinea pig full grown. His quills are very sharp when they are sticking up, it hurts to hold him when hes balled up but it isnt long before he unballs and is cuddling in my arm or running around. Here are some quill pictures I took that I thought looked pretty cool.
This sounds kind of bad but seeing the quills reminded me of how funny I thought it was when the hedgehog I kept was angry and made his "I'm not happy" sounds. I didn't mean to make him angry, he never liked me - I wasn't mama after all. After the first 10 days or so I just decided to leave him alone for the most part. If I moved in the bed or got up in the night though he got all worked up lol. Very opinionated for such a little guy.
lol, it still seems funny how people keep them as pets overseas, I love the different colours ya can get and stuff, but I am happy to just watch them at night zipping about in the wild on the lawn. lol! The odd orphan gets domesticated here, but in general they're all just wild, and often pests.... though I don't mind them!
Saffy makes a really weird noise when she finds Hedgehogs, its like an annoying whine/growl and she jumps around them trying to get them to do something.
She first found one when we went camping, and I think she was trying to protect us from it lol
She had her perimeter that she patrolled, and if anyone came onto (animal too), she would tell us and charge them barking lol