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Afternoon Squee!

Squee! of Squee!

Squee!-er oilybohunk7, whose screen name never fails to make me giddy,  has made my giddy cup runneth over.  Behold her pet hedgehog Rigby:


First, she has a pet hedgehog.

Second, that Michigan meadow looks like paradise.

Third, she has a freakin’ pet hedgehog!!

Fourth, kick ass.


May 27, 2009 - Posted by | Afternoon Squee! | , , , ,


  1. I’ve wanted a hedgehog for SO long! Did you know that hedgehogs are lactose intolerant just like meeeee?

    Comment by Cristal Methodd | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Whhhaaaaatt?? I didn’t know you could have these as pets.


    Also, Oily, I gotta great Siberian Husky I could trade ya…

    (Sssssh! She maybe didn’t read that thread, you guys! DON’T SPOIL THIS FOR ME!!)

    Comment by SeaKat | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. YAY! Rigby!

    So many things to comment on:

    1. I’m so glad my screen name continues to amuse you! 🙂

    2. It isn’t a meadow, it is my front yard which only goes to show that I don’t mow my lawn nearly often enough! Rigby did think it was paradise though.

    3. I did know they are lactose intolerant, I was a good hedgie mom and did my research. He doesn’t really like human treats anyway. He does like catnip, grass, seed helicopters, turtle food (he found a couple stray turtle pellets on my floor) and Chicken flavored Hedgie O’s.

    3. There are some states where you can’t have them as pets, I know that you can’t in California and Hawaii for sure. Before you offer up your Siberian Husky you should know that, while very cute, my hedgie has quite the attitude and can poop way more than anything of its size should be able to!

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hedgie O’s is my new favorite pet treat name.

    Comment by oneofthevoicesinmyhead | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  5. RIGBY! Shut up. If I ever give birth to some kind of half god half baby, I shall name him Rigby.

    Your hedgehog looks like no ordinary hog. He’s precious!!

    Comment by baby fish mouth | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  6. I thought Hedgie O’s was really cute too! When I bought his food they sent me free samples and he gave the chicken ones two very enthusiastic paws up. He doesn’t like the sweet potato ones. A hog after my own heart!

    Why thank you baby fish mouth! Eleanor Rigby is my favorite Beatles song so that is why I named him that. 🙂

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  7. This is cool.

    That is all.

    Comment by cooter jean | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  8. I love him! Pennsylvania is another state you can’t have them in. I had a hedgehog named Philip (R.I.P.) and he was perfect.

    Comment by Chelsea - PETA Protector | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  9. Aaww, I’m sorry Chelsea!

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  10. How long do they live?
    Do they get along with chickens?
    Is there a hedgie-Os.com?

    I’m making plans. Oh yes, I’m making plans.

    Comment by SeaKat | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  11. They live around 3 to 6 years. Some longer. I don’t know if they get along with chickens. They are a very nervous animal but mine seems to tolerate my cats well. I put him in a kiddie pool for “tube time” (he will literally spend hours shoving his head in a toilet paper tube). There isn’t a Hedgie-O’s.com (unfortunately!) but they are sold through Pet-Pro Products. My breeder is Millermeade Farms and she really hooked me up with all the best things for my fella. Like a leopard print hedgie sleeping bag.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  12. I think that Sonic is a hedgehog. My kids love that game. I’m sure the little one will be sad they aren’t blue. Can they at least roll up into little balls and bounce off the walls? Don’t kill my 4 year olds dreams.

    Comment by cookiebees | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  13. They do roll into tight little balls. They can bounce when they are in that ball when they are really agitated. The other day Rigby escaped during tube time and I had to roll him out from underneath the bed with a yard stick. He was less than thrilled. They make this sound called “huffing” and he was seriously giving me the business.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  14. I think that needs to be on you tube. Aidan will be happy hear that even if they aren’t blue they can still roll like a ball.

    Comment by cookiebees | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  15. I don’t have video of any balled-up action but I’ve got a video of tube time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SbCbwpEFwc.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  16. There is such a great deal of awesome in this post.

    Comment by WhoMee | May 28, 2009 | Reply

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