Today I came across one of the world’s cutest Instagram accounts — Darcy the Flying Hedgehog (thanks, Buzzfeed!). Needless to say, I thought about cute hedgehogs all day, and my friend (who is actually named Darcy…but isn’t a flying hedgehog) and I discussed them in depth — would they be soft? Cuddly? Can they make themselves less prickly if they like you?
This is Darcy the Flying Hedgehog:
So adorable, right?
There are a lot of communities on the Internet for hedgehog lovers, and I learned some interesting facts that I thought were worth sharing:
— Baby hedgehogs are called hoglets
— Hedgehogs prefer to live separately from other members of their species, but can form tight bonds with humans
— They have a strong sense of smell but weak eyesight (hey, me too!)
[Measuring Hedgies, $36; Little Hedgehog Print, $8; Cherry Patent Coin Purse, $85; Canvas Tote Bag, $18; Hedgehog Clock, $54; Hedgehog Ring, $240; Creature Comfort Mug, $8; Hedgehog Watercolor Painting, $35]