This Is Spinal Wrap

According to The Sun, albino hedgie Jay Jay wasn’t safe in the wild, because his color made him an easy target for predators. So some nice people took him in, and now his future’s as bright as he is.

It's like, how much more white could this be?

And the answer is: None. None more white.

Comments

  1. Anonymous Poster says:

    That’s just adorable. :D

  2. Juniper Jupiter says:

    Do they go to 11? :D

  3. I’m a blonde quiffed, worm munching mother.

  4. Billy Idol hedgie?

  5. I want albino hedgie!!!

  6. I call “OREO” for the first picture !!!

  7. someone needs to clip those nails!

  8. With a rebel quill, she cried “Squee, Squee, Squee”…

  9. forsakenbeast says:

    Being white makes him a lot easier to dye blue ;) Now if I could just find some tiny running shoes for him…

  10. Hedgehogs now in Milk, Dark and White Chocolate!

  11. DanBenZvi: you crack me up. thanks.

  12. What insane predator goes, yummy, it has quills I must eat it? None! I refuse to think that anything could possibly eat that cute critter!!!

  13. Beatrix Potter would be so proud!

  14. I was expecting him to have pink eyes

  15. paulajeanne says:

    years ago, there was an albino rocker with long hair and the pink eyes. Wish I could remember his name. I want to say Winters for some reason. This little guy is adorable in his quilliness!

  16. yup he’s adorable but the albino = cute equation does not always add up. years ago we had a albino raccoon in my neighborhood, he was one scary mofo.

  17. I’m not sure if this little guy is a true albino, due to the beady little black eyes as opposed to red or pink, but he certainly is nineteen different types of adorable.

  18. Edgar or Johnny Winter. Saw them in concert, back in the day…
    Love the pink nose.

  19. Edgar Winter…it’s the sideburns that makes him a ringer http://www.edgarwinter.com/gallery/display.php?ID=869

  20. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    He’s not actually albino, his eyes are dark suggesting that he is leucistic. This is simply another way of saying “reduced pigmentation”. This occurs all the time in nature. Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism for more info.

  21. There just isn’t any way anyone can top “With a Rebel Quill” etc., thanks very much,DanBenZvi.

    I also thought of “Spike” from the Buffy/Angel TV series.

    Is anyone else going to the Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend?

    Feeling pewey again, going back to bed, have a good day, Peeps!

  22. Juniper Jupiter, you beat me to it! Perhaps they’d look good posing in a model of Stonehenge?

  23. biscuithead says:

    This lil’ pigmentally-challenged fella.
    I bet he’s one of the bassists playing on “Big Bottoms”.

    /talk about bum cakes.

  24. lol@ the Winter brothers comment

    what a cute spiny lil snowball!!!

  25. Oh god, those pictures of Edgar Winters will be burned into my memory for life. :(

    He actually reminds me of Mark “Jacko” Jackson – that crazy dude who used to the do the Energizer commercials in the 80s. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2RSu9Gw61U ]

    Though much cuddlier of course.

  26. temperance says:

    it’s such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  27. OMG – I bet those clawses are SHARP!!!

  28. Nice day for a
    WHITE HEDGIE!!!

    [Hey little sister, who's your porcupine? - Ed.]

  29. darkshines says:

    I actually saw a hedgehog wandering down the street last night, it was huge. At first I thought it was a massive rat, my friend thought it was a brick. Then we realised.

    It was dark, ok?

  30. “We’ve got, like, hedgehogs in our trousers.”

  31. wannadance says:

    looks like a lil’ hedgie burrito….nummy num num…ow!

  32. I want to snorgle it, but I shouldn’t!

  33. I too believe he is Leucistic. The New Orleans zoo has a Leucistic alligator, and he has blue eyes!

  34. Is this hedgie really an albino, or just an amelanistic variant? ‘Cause hsi eyes don’t look pink/red, too.

  35. I’m trying to figure out a way to work “Lick my love pump” into this but just can’t

  36. shahinrani says:

    Tiny white claws of doom! It’s like, how much more white could they be? And the answer is none, none more white (or, indeed, doomy).

  37. Top pic: “One of these things is not like the other… “

  38. OreoMonster says:

    Leucism, amelanism… so very educational!

    And thanks for the earworms, all you Idolizers. %-)

  39. Personally I tend to think of albinos as good luck charms, so this picture will make sure my family and I will have a great time celebrating my dad birthday today!

    Love all the comments, there are so much better than anything I can come up with right now…I think I need another coffee!

  40. shahinrani says:

    And I should probably read the alt text before I comment next time. *sigh*

  41. Albino Hedgie = absolutly adorabuhls!!!

    Edgar Winter = scary as h***

    Lerrinus: Happy Birthday to your Dad!

    Katrina: I’m planning on going to the Philly Flower Show this weekend. Hope you feel better soon.

  42. scooterpants says:

    not so much white, as PINK!
    “I’m trouble now, ya trouble now”…

  43. temperance says:

    Lesley- the best i can think of is; ‘Lick my love-ly plump quills’.

    oh, well.

  44. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I really want to find out more about keeping hedgehogs as pets. Before CO, I didn’t know anyone did. I don’t know if I want to – but I want to find out more. Where, please?

  45. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I really want to find out more about keeping hedgehogs as pets. Before CO, I didn’t know anyone did. I don’t know if I want to – but I want to find out more. Where, please?

  46. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I really want to find out more about keeping hedgehogs as pets. Before CO, I didn’t know anyone did. I don’t know if I want to – but I want to find out more. Where, please?

  47. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I really want to find out more about keeping hedgehogs as pets. Before CO, I didn’t know anyone did. I don’t know if I want to – but I want to find out more. Where, please?

  48. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I really want to find out more about keeping hedgehogs as pets. Before CO, I didn’t know anyone did. I don’t know if I want to – but I want to find out more. Where, please?

  49. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I really want to find out more about keeping hedgehogs as pets. Before CO, I didn’t know anyone did. I don’t know if I want to – but I want to find out more. Where, please?

  50. Noelle- I feel like I overdid and maybe a cold, or just overdid it a lot. I’m just resting and CO’ing today, I’ll be there. Have you gone before?

    This will be my first time. Thanks for the kind thoughts. Back to bed I go.

  51. So if This Is Spinnal Wrap… a hedgy spoof. Which on is St. Hubbins, Tufnel, and Smalls? Good thing there is only three, wouldn’t want to be their drummer :p

  52. Katrina…reating and COing is the only way to treat a cold.

    I’ve never been to the flower show before but my Mom has and she loved it. Too bad they don’t have little forest critters at the flower show, hmmm…maybe a suggestion for next year. Flowers and cute all in one!

  53. Edgar Winter, scary? Eh. The fact that he has a TWIN??? YIKES.
    http://pdngallery.com/legends/legends9/images/winter_brothers.jpg

  54. A tiny Spiny Norman.

  55. Theresa…Dang, now I’m gonna have nightmares! Must go back and stare at albino hedgie to get scary image out of my head.

  56. Yeah, he’s a cute little guy. More likely to be leucistic than albino though as his eyes are black- in an albino they are pink/red because the lack of pigment lets the veins show.

  57. Johnny Winter…the world’s whitest Blues man…good music.

  58. WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT

    [So tell me what you want, what you really really want... - Ed.]

  59. Thanks Noelle! My family and I had a nice time tonite! :-)

  60. I just realized the english hedgehogs look like the “Wombles” from that old TV show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKQpLA4QL-w

  61. totalee puppy says:

    Katrina…Hope you feel better soon. Rest and CO
    recommended. How about some Yerba Mate tea from the health store? Also great are Traditional Medicinals Gypsy Cold Care (tea) and Cold Care P.M.(tea)-health
    store. Hope herbal treatments will have you feeling ready for the flower show.

  62. berthaservant says:

    I was going to say “This one is called ‘Lick my Love Hedge.'”

    But another one might make reference to the band’s greatest production number:

    STONE-HEDGE
    Where the demons dwell
    Where the hedgies live
    And they do live well.
    STONE-HEDGE
    Where a hog’s a hog,
    And the behbehs sleep
    In blanket logs….

  63. Wow, Billy Idol re-incarnated as a hedgie.

  64. Delta Sierra says:

    hedgehog!Spike

  65. Yay for ResQte!

  66. Hundreds of years before the dawn of history!!!

  67. PS in the first pic, they do look like they’re wearing Snuggies. Pink ones.

  68. *Begins veterinary lecture*
    Actually, this little guy is not albino, but hypermelanistic, meaning he is lacking coloring. If he were a true albino he would have red eyes, but because of the normal eye coloration we can see that he is simply hypermelanistic.
    *Ends lecture*

  69. Why can’t we Americans have these cute guys wandering around our country…the British forgot to bring them.

  70. Elle —
    hypOmelanism = less pigmentation; hypERmelanism = more pigmentation

    (hyperalbinism: The goggles, they do nothing!!)

  71. I let my boys see that movie when they were young- and then put it away until a couple of years ago or so, they laughed so hard at the jokes and at their ‘new understanding’ of the jokes. It was truly funny to watch.

    We are constantly making Spinal Tap references-two boys – it is natural match with the movie!

  72. Boomer’s Babysitter:
    My husband bought a hedghog into our marriage from a previous relationship. When Otus (his name) died, we got Calvin…after a heartbreakingly short experience with another hedgehog in between.

    Hedgehogs are adorable, but they do require work and their short life spans (in comparison to dogs or cats) is heartbreaking. After Calvin died we decided he would be our last. We couldn’t take another.

    Heather In OR W/kittens:
    Foxes will roll the hedgehogs into a river, lake or deep pool. The hedgehogs unroll in water and that’s when the fox strikes.

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