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Can you pet a hedgehog?

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I am thinking about getting a hedgehog. I know they have quills, Can they be pet? Do they like being held?
asked Jan 13, 2014 in Mammals by anonymous

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Yes, hedgehogs can be petted. Be sure to get one that has been raised in captivity and handled. In order not to feel the sharp tips of the quills, make sure the hedgehog is calm. If they are stressed, the quills will be raised. Always pet in the direction the quills lie. With time and patience and a treat of a favorite food, your hedgehog will learn to trust you and look forward to a pet.
answered Jan 22, 2014 by (36,420 points)
selected Feb 2, 2014 by mamairis