Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The love of my life: "Nuffnuff" the 6 week-old baby hedgehog

Nuffnuff (pronounced the german way "nooffnooff").
Nuffnuff is very very curious, she looked at me and was not scared for one second instead she started sniffing my hand and licking it. :)
She is an African Pygmy Hedgie.
Hedgehogs are nocturnal so she is not a fan of the bright light... ;) or just camera shy who knows.
This is her rolling herself up in a ball :) her spikes are soft, they don't hurt at all.
Oh and yet again so curious! :)

This is her new home, an old shoe of mine to hide and snuggle in, a little cave to hide in, a totally awesome running wheel in which can also be closed up and taken out, so she could just wheel herself through my apartment ;). Oh probably the coolest thing ever is the little brown "eatable" food tray! yeah she can eat while she is enjoying her dry kitten food. Once she get's bigger (max. 9 inches) she is going to get a bigger box.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

so cute... ;-)
love Mom

Maria Doering said...

:D she figured out how to complain this morning, and is not very happy in her box after I let her climb around the folds of my comforter. Guess I gotta be a strong parent now and just let her complain ;).

wee-fi said...

I wonder what Nuffnuff would do if she met Jamie?

Maria Doering said...

That's easy... first sniff and then lick... lol the bigger question is what would jamie do if he would meet Nuffnuff ;)

wee-fi said...

Jamie would probably try to hump her...dirty little monster!

Niklas said...

This just made my day brighter. Or my night, which it is already. You get the idea.

Maria Doering said...

Fi: funny you say that .. lol i realized jamie probably would just crush her considering he is protected by his shell, and won't get hurt by her quills! Which do poke quite a bit when she is rolled up and in defensive mode! Not bad though. When she is relaxed they are totally soft.

Maria Doering said...

niklas: I'm glad it did! I think she'll make my day bright everyday from now on lol!

Racheal said...

AH!
I want to get rid of the kittens and get a hedgie.

Maria Doering said...

lol dear racheal... hedgies are cute.. but kitten are def. easier to play with ;). oh and kittens are soft all around!

Juju said...

so adorable!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Awwwwwwweeeeeee! Oh I love her with every ounce of my being!