The Hedgie

Nestor Profile-min
Nestor the African Pygmy Hedgehog

Nestor is our resident African Pygmy Hedgehog. He was born December 2, 2016, and he came to his fur-ever home in mid-January of 2017.

He was named after Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey because his ears looked quite big for a hedgehog his size when he came home (and because of his December birthday).

Nestor is a hedgehog that prefers the comfort of his own home. When he is exploring outside, the fun only lasts for about 10 or 15 minutes or so before wanting to come back to mums for snuggle time. His favourite toys are his wheel and PVC tunnels, showing very little interest in the small toys that adorn his home. His favourite pastimes are sleeping on mums lap and running marathons on his wheel.

Don’t let the photo fool you, he is also quite grumpy!