Daily Cute: A Kitten Finds Out What a Hedgehog Is

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand! It was originally posted on July 6, 2014. Enjoy!

This little kitten, Loki, has no idea what that strange spiky thing is. It’s going to take a lot of exploring, but Harley the hedgehog isn’t particularly concerned.

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Claire Jordan
Claire Jordan2 years ago

Actually they're being mildly hostile towards each other. That's an African Pygmy Hedgehog (quite a large one!) - European hedgehogs are bigger and darker, have straighter, less "dished" faces, smaller, rounder ears, large, spade-like feet with great big claws on, and do not make very good pets. In fact it's illegal to keep a native British hedgehog as a pet unless it's unable to be released.

I had a huge hog called Hodge who lived with me for 2½ years because he was very old and had a crippled hind leg and worn-down teeth. It was like having a small and very bad-tempered terrier: he used to lurk behind the lavatory and growl at your feet.

Nikki Davey
Nikki Davey2 years ago


Elena Poensgen
Elena P2 years ago

Thank you

sandra vito
Sandra Vito2 years ago

preciosa pareja!

Tony L.
Away L2 years ago

ACE... I love the interaction between them... though hedgies tend to be wild in the uk! I'm impressed that it's domesticated!

Amy Thompson
Amy Thompson2 years ago

I have a feeling these two will become the best of friends;-)

Sherri S.
Sherri S2 years ago


Paulinha Russell
Paulinha Russell2 years ago

Thank you

Rosemary Diehl
Rosemary Diehl2 years ago

How cute cute cute

Now you must adopt, spay and neuter