Spiky Critters

You’ve probably seen a few of your friends sharing a photo or videos of their new cuddly… wait – we’re not so sure about the cuddly, definitely spiky, yes spiky little hedgehogs. Common comments are, “Don’t they hurt?” “Hey, that’s scary!” However, most owners claim they’re cute and actually funny. If you’re wondering how they are like, it is said that they are just like a hamster, same intelligence and behavior, but behavior really depends on the owner’s handling. They don’t typically come to you when you call their name but positive reinforcement will do wonders.

If you’re thinking of getting one spiky critter (or more), here are a few Instagram accounts we’d like for you to follow.



This is the account of Calico The Hedgehog, a two-year-old female African Pygmy hedgehog. She usually looks grumpy but the photos her owner takes look so good, you’d want to follow her adventures. It’s rare to catch a smiling photo of Calico, but when you do, she looks so cute! She’s usually balled up and crossing her elbows, “like a boss,” but she loves to have her photo taken, play soccer by the grass and frolick in rivers. Follow her outdoor adventures and catch some of her videos.



Hermi is a one-year-old male African Pygmy hedgehog. He’s usually hanging out with his mom in the Pacific Northwest where there are a lot of grass and rocky mountains. Check his Instagram account and see him strutting his stuff while skateboarding or hanging out in a ranch with horses. His favorite mode of transportation is a cup or the palm of his owner, or sometimes, an ice cream cone. 



This little baby hedgehog has only 89 posts yet has raked in 16.5k followers in such a short time. The owner’s love for minimalist photographs is what draws people in the Instagram account. You’d often see Hogy in a blank background hanging out with inanimate objects like strawberry, sponge, stuffed toys, and a tissue roll. Hogy’s favorite hangout is a cup, a wine glass, a shoe, and this lil’ one doesn’t shy away by wearing paper wings on his back and kissing different objects including a tiny elephant figurine. Follow Hogybaby’s adventure and try to see if his dreams of becoming a dinosaur comes true.



If you want to see not just one but a family of four Pigmy hedgehogs, check out the Instagram account of Hari, Komari, Ohagi, and Momiji from Japan. You don’t really know who’s who based on the photos but you’d know them from their sizes – cute, stout, round, and, gosh – all of them look the same. Follow their family bonding as their owner snaps the cutest and funniest moments together.

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