[Sca-cooks] hedgehog gourmets

Adele de Maisieres ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Tue Mar 11 00:21:07 PDT 2008

Nick Sasso wrote:
> > But I _have_ picked up scared hedgehogs a few times... Antonia Calvo > > > >
> I owned Algerian (miniature) version as a furry companion, which weighed
> just less than a pound soaking wet, and very easy to handle when scared and
> rolled up . . .given a little care.  (Taxanomic names available on request)
> The West European version is significantly heavier; up to 4 lbs US,
> according to one website.  These would definitely cause pain and piercing of
> the skin.

That's the species we have.  They roll up when frightened or startled 
and are re pretty easy to handle. I've never suffered any pain or 
piercing of the skin when I've picked one up.

Antonia Calvo 
(formerly known as Adele de Maisieres)

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