We’ve got another great hedgehog owner interview to share today! Charlotte is the owner of an African pygmy hedgehog named Bramble, and she’s shared some great insight about life with a pet hedgehog and care tips, as well as some beautiful photographs of her adorable Bramble.
What do you do and how long have you had Bramble?
I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer, living in London. Bramble has been with me for 3 months, and she is around 5 months old now.
What made you decide you wanted a hedgehog as a pet?
I’ve always thought hedgehogs are adorable. After making sure I’d be able to give one happy home, my boyfriend finally got me Bramble for my birthday.
How would you describe Bramble’s personality?
She is endlessly curious and has been great with meeting new people. She prefers our playtime to happen during daylight hours – which is helpful because I like to photograph her – but if I wake her in the evening, she turns into a stubborn huffing diva (also quite cute). Bramble likes her face stroked and falling asleep in laps.
What’s your favorite part about being a hedgehog owner?
Aside from playing with Bramble, my favorite part of hedgehog ownership is introducing her to my friends. Many people in the UK still have no idea that African pygmy hedgehogs make great pets. I like my friends’ positive reactions to her.
Any tips for future hedgehog owners?
There is plenty of information online about hedgehog ownership, some of which are conflicting, so you’ll still have to experiment until you find out what’s best for your pet. Be confident when handling them – they are stronger and more resilient than you might think.