Who's that peeking out from beneath that pile of clothes and aspen shavings? It's Oliver! Ollie is a cute male hedgehog who I bought to be an on-site stud but he has been more than just a baby-making machine, he has also become a hilariously adorable member of our family.
When I first got Ollie I knew that he was not like the rest of my hedgehogs. He shunned the wheel I bought for him and knocked over his igloo every night. And by "knocked over" I mean that he found a way to turn it completely upside-down. His previous owner had told me that he had a blanky that he just couldn't be without and, while driving him home, I watched him encircle himself within its fluffy safety. So I put the blanky into his cage inside the igloo and he went about toppling the igloo and hiding under the blanky. So I experimented with him. I put several old shirts into his cage and he went mad with power! He bulldozed through and beneath the shirts and made himself a complicated little blanket-shirt fort. I sometimes have to take his blankets and shirts out and replace them with new ones since he just kinda poops wherever he wants, but I always make sure to replace them right away lest he start having himself a huffing fit.
My dad instantly loved Oliver. When my dad suddenly passed away in January of 2015 of an accidental overdose, my mom decided that she wanted to invest in my hedgehog business and she bought a female hedgehog for us since we needed new blood in the gene pool. The exchange? She wanted Oliver. She lives all the way across the street from me so I visit Ollie all the time and take females to him for some sweet prickly love.
Oliver has been an invaluable addition to the Farm and we are happy to have such a unique little friend to play with as well!
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