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    New little feller. Owch.

    Adopted this little dude today!
    He's going to take a lot of work, but I'm fine with that.
    His previous owners weren't providing a good environment for him. They had loud dogs, and lots of people in their house, and in general a noisy atmosphere. Poor guy is so skittish, and threat clicks a bit.
    However, I upgraded him to a much larger enclosure, gave him a bigger hide, and let him run around a lot on the floor at my new place. He seems to like that so far, so here's hoping he'll shape up to be an upstanding citizen who doesn't try to chop off your fingers in his ball o quills.





    Also, oh dear lord excuse my sweaty face. I live on the second floor with no AC, so it gets hothothot in here.

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    Is that an albino hedgehog?
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    Neat! I hope he becomes friendly and personable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    Is that an albino hedgehog?
    Yeah, his skin is super pink and his eyes are super red. The previous caretakers claimed he was albino, but I wasn't sure till I saw him in person.

    @Swords: Me too! After about an hour, he got pretty docile, and I was able to handle him without needing gloves (though he was still so nervous and would ball up at the slightest sound) , it takes him a long time to get comfortable enough to stop acting threatening.

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    OMGSOCUTE!!

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    I think he will settle in nicely at your home. Sounds like a good place for a H.Hog.
    If he has not lathered up on you, he is not doing too bad.
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    Tribble?

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    SONIC!!... oh wait, he's not blue

    Still cute though. Be careful with light, albinos have sensitive eyes. Many human albinos wear glasses if I recall correctly. So when you take pictures with him make sure that the flash is off.

    His facial expression in that second picture is adorable, reminds me of a Japanese emoticon with upturned eyes.

    I know how being on the second floor with no AC can be.
    You should try and grow some lowlanders.

    N. gracilis nigrapurpurea
    N. albomarginata

    Both are easy lowlanders and can be slowly acclimated to HL conditions if needed.
    They'll grow slower though, but it's been done before.
    Capslock, who seems to have disappeared from this forum, grows a albomarginata in HL conditions.

    Do take more pictures.
    Last edited by D_muscipula; 07-26-2011 at 06:56 AM.
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