Experience the Hedgie-Gro™ Difference!

We treated the hedgehog on the right with Hedgie-Gro™ brand Hedgehog Chow; the hedgehog on the left, another leading brand. And just look at the difference!


Mama hedgehog and baby hedgehog (who looks like it is riding a roller coaster and yelling “whee!”), found by Heather!

Comments

  1. fantastic on so many levels

  2. Babee has obviously not had his lessons on privacy tailio yet! :)

  3. 260Oakley says:

    Must. Not. Make. Little. Prick. Remark.

    Ouch. Self-restraint can be painful.

  4. Derp a dee do derp says:

    Welcome to the roller-coaster called life, li’l hejog! :D
    Weeeeeeeeee!

  5. WendyLady says:

    Polite Applause. I bow to your “restraint” as I roll on the floor laughing. ;D

  6. WHEEEEEEEEE! :P

  7. Dude I sent this in so long ago! I hope I just accidentally got called Heather (as happens in real life all the time) and someone else didn’t steal my glory!!

  8. Though is this little guy’s case, maybe he needs some privacy spikes…(-:

  9. Adorable!! Wheeeeeee :)

  10. This. Is. Awesome. Fer sure! :-)

  11. weee! weeee weee wee WEEEEEE!
    “Max! Max! You’re home!”
    “Oh. Thanks, Mrs. A.”

  12. Is it just me or does that over the top cute baby remind anyone else of
    “surprise kitty ” ?
    Gawd, I just want to stroke his little pink belleh !

  13. I can’t decide which one is cuter! Yes the small one is small and has a really cute bodily position, but the mama’s expression is so cute and she is all curled up and comfy! I am like a kitten watching a tennis match looking to and fro between them! Also I knew this was a NTMTOM post just by reading the caption. ;D

  14. Martha in Washington says:

    Mama Hedgie looks so proud! As well she should. What a cutie babeh!

  15. mini-beep

  16. Sharon Wilson says:

    This looks like the Moro reflex in human babies! Mine used to fling his arms up all “WHAAAH!” if he heard the door click!

  17. Mary (the first) says:

    I assume the spikes are not yet formed until after childbirth.. or else.. ouch!

  18. LEt’s not forget to notice… OMG BELLY FRECKLE!!!!11111!!!

  19. Roller coaster was the first thing I thought of when I looked at the baby. Whee!

  20. Mama hedgehog refuses to keep doing “The Wave.”

  21. Does bebbeh hedgie have… thumbs? Or am I seeing things?

  22. why so cute???;_;

  23. Fanniemae's mom says:

    so – does anyone know if hedgie babies nurse momma?

  24. Darn! You beat me to it!

  25. Fanniemae's mom says:

    I checked! Yes, they nurse!

  26. Bumble the Bunny says:

    think its a belly button? o.O

  27. Baby hedge needs some extreeeeme closeups on feets and nosical please!??? Well what r u waiting for?

  28. What am I, I don’t even know what to DO with this, wheeeee, lookit PEENK HANDSES EVERYONE, baby thumbs, *overload*

  29. Looks like it to me… 8O

  30. emmberrann says:

    Tickle-tickle, bebeh hedgie! Those bebeh underarms are just beggin’ for a ticklin’!!

  31. Full body JAZZ HANDS!!!

  32. “Pure. Adrenaline.”

    We used to have a zipline in my yard when I was a tot. True!

  33. Yeah, imagine passing that. 8O

  34. I wasn’t sure so I decided it was a freckle! :D

  35. I feel ya! the eyes on that momma are killing me. although, counterpoint- the wrinkes on the baby’s ribs!

  36. It so does!!

    Don’t we *need* an extreme closeup of those leetle hands by the way?

  37. Oh. Good. Lord. I am done for the day. This is more qte than I can ever possible handle. Brain has turned to mush. Can no longer do my TPS reports.

    Can I go home now????

  38. EXACTLY!!!! ;)

  39. Look how snug mama hedgie is—she really has perfected tucking herself in! Isn’t that a rule of cute? :) Although she’s tucking in herself with herself, using her own quills; takes it to a whole nuther level!

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    Surreal, crazy, insanity of cuteness vortex.

  41. That is awesome on so many levels . . .

  42. ok, people, this kind of Qte is INSANE! INSANE I TELL YOU!!!!! AAAAAAAA!!!

  43. Whee – yes, but it really reminds me of what we taught my baby brother to do when he was a tot.
    “How big are you?”
    *Arms shoot into the air* “SOOOOOOO BIG!”

  44. CuteOverload, you’re killing me, then reviving me, then killing me again. I LOFF YOU!!!!

  45. How does a mama hedgehog give birth……very carefully.

  46. Baby hedge spikes are soft, I believe…

  47. Baby hedgie looks about bite size …

  48. Fleurdamour says:

    Mini Me mini whee

  49. Fleurdamour says:

    They also make a good illustration of “open” and “closed.”

  50. YES! *nods head vigorously*

  51. Perhaps this calls for a belly-hance?

  52. “…insanity of cuteness vortex.” *chortles* lol:

  53. lol: I mean.

  54. 3rd time lucky? sheesh. :lol:

  55. I LOVE that reflex! We’d call it “The Crab” and would say, “He’s quite startled” every time our boys did this as babies.

    I
    Am
    In
    LOVE
    With
    This
    Pic

    So much so that I had to take the time and elongate my post.

    Please, oh please, use this in the CO page-a-day calendar for 2013!

  56. Benson Hedges, Private Eye, takes on his first paternity case.

  57. The Wave gives you a chance to straighten your underwear. :P

  58. yaayyy Benson!
    (where’s those pompoms? they need a-shakin’!)

  59. Queen of Dork says:

    Oakley: BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    And this picture and caption are fabulousness!

  60. So that’d be C.O.X.C.U.O.P.L.H.H.H?
    Cute Overload Xtreme Closeup Of Prosh Lil’ HedegeHog Hands? ;-)

  61. Is it me or is Mama Hedgie performing the Anjali Mudra? Seriously, they look like two tiny Buddha statues – especially Mama hedgie with her serenity. And my parents gave me a Buddha statue in the exact posture of Baby Hedgie, although with fewer spikes.

    Sudden urge to go meditate on this picture…

  62. kibblenibble says:

    I agree about a COXCU for the baby hedgie. I suggest a ‘hance for the entire baby. a Baby Hedge Hance, or BHH, if you will. :-)

  63. lisa chieco says:

    OH this is the cutest little creature I haf ever seen! Next to eets mother, eet is so tiny and bald and vulnerable. They’re both off the chart darling and made my day!

  64. I think that might be a little girl, actually.

  65. Painfully adorable!

  66. For some reason, looking at this photo, I too had that same thought — how do baby hedgehogs nurse? (They must nurse, they’re mammals, and “feeding the young with milk” is one of, like, only 2 or 3 things all mammals have in common [hair is another, and I'm not sure if there's a third -- it's not live birth, some mammals lay eggs]). So, there must be nipples somewhere among all those tummy spines on mommy. And I guess baby puts his nose in veeeeeerrrry slowly and carefully?

  67. Or a belly dance.

  68. “ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch”

  69. SWEEEEET!

  70. *hands over pompoms*

  71. emmberrann says:

    2nd that.

  72. Yes, mammals all have live birth. The furry animals that lay eggs are monotremes, not mammals (duck billed platypus, for example).

    For I think I recall that the milk comes out and the baby licks it off the spines.

  73. Despite some curiosity, I really don’t think that I want to know…

  74. hedge and hedge lite!! QTE QTE QTE!!! wannaeat behbe all up!!

  75. kjlsomebody says:

    How old do they have to be to start collecting gold rings?

  76. fleurdamour says:

    Or a Mini Whee-t

  77. So cute, even the baby hedgie has surrendered.

  78. Not to be contrary, but monotremes ARE a kind of mammal. If you doubt me, try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotreme or http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/monotreme . (Marsupials and placental are the other two kinds of mammals.)

    As for how hedgehogs nurse, apparently the mother in the photo is curled up into a protective ball, but she has soft (that is, normal) fur on her belly, which is concealed in the photo. And the nipples are in the fur area. A photo: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0gU-D287fng/Teh_0jF59eI/AAAAAAAAAPs/RBnhly3BF0k/s1600/nursingmom11.jpg

  79. While I was researching the nursing question (several posts below) I ran across some information on the birthing question, on this breeder’s site http://hedgehogsbyvickie.com/babyalbum.htm (there are also photos, for anyone interested). I apologize for the all caps but I’m not going to retype them.

    “WE ARE ASKED ALL THE TIME WHETHER THEY ARE BORN WITH THE QUILLS OR NOT? THE ANSWER IS: SORT OF.

    THE BABIES ARE BORN WITH THE QUILLS LAYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN. THEY SAFELY TRAVEL THROUGH THE BIRTH CANAL WITHOUT INJURING THE MAMA.

    AFTER ONLY A FEW HOURS, THE QUILLS POP THROUGH THE SKIN!

    THE BABY HEDGIES GO THROUGH SEVERAL ‘QUILLING’ STAGES. THEY WILL SHED THEIR QUILLS A FEW TIMES BETWEEN BIRTH AND WEANING AT ABOUT 7-8 WEEKS OF AGE.”

  80. HEAD ABOUT TO EXPLODE!… CAPPOOOOOSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. It is a girl! So cute!

  82. So stankin’ cute!

  83. <>

    i smell cuteoverload.com t-shirt!

  84. binkymama says:

    I wanna pop that little hedge-morsal in my mou–waaaaaaaitaminute…

  85. Pricklypear says:

    I think it’s a momma hedgehog and a baby hedgepig.

  86. Baby hedgie will grow up to be a great dancer! It can already do jazz hands and spirit fingers! ;)

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