The fact that I am having maternal urges looking at this little guy is ENTIRELY your fault. Hedgehogs were never on my radar until I started lurking around GT.

And now I'm sitting here seriously considering getting one as a pet.

So all you Hedgie parents, tell me: Are hedgehogs easy pets? Are they expensive, prone to illness? Are they hypoallergenic? (I'm severely allergic to cats and occasionally mildly allergic to dogs.) Would they be okay if I am at work and not home for 12 hours a day? Do I take them for walks? Do you keep them in a cage or what? What do they even eat?

UPDATE: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO it's illegal to have them as pets in my state!