Not a goat but my..... **PICTURES ADDED 8-28-08**

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Muddy Creek Farm, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Hedgehog is due today, and my other one is due on the 16th. I do have a photo of one of my hedgies but not the mommas as I just got them.

    Here is a photo of one of my former hedgies.
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  2. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Oh how cute! I hear you have to wear gloves to hold them. So, now you are breeding hedgehogs?
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    What a cutie - I would LOVE to have one!
     
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    No you dont have to wear gloves if they are friendly. I have a pretty friendly little girl that doesn't need gloves. But I have a really grumpy male who does, so it depends.

    I dug up some old photos of them that our friend sent us.

    Pinni (the one due today). She is really friendly too.
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    Candy (due the 16th).
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    Holly (Pinni's daughter).
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    And my male Hero. He is bigger now but SOOO CUTE!
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  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    And here is the male Pinni and Candy are bred to.
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  6. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Aww, Chelsey...they are odd little critters, but really cute! Are the babies born like mice...bald pink little beans?
     
  7. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    haha i want one!
     
  8. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Yes they look like mice, and then they sprout quils just hours after birth.
     
  9. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    oh my gosh!!! you're making me want one soo bad! I don't know where i'd keep one or how to care for it. but they are cute
     
  10. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    They eat cat food so are really easy to care for. And they live in a wire cage. I had no clue how to care for them until I got one haha.
     
  11. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    like a rabbit cage? don't their feet fall through
     
  12. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Yes their feet would fall through, I meant a wire top cage with a plastic bottom. Sorry, wasn't thinking straight!
     
  13. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Awwww...they are so cute! I've always wanted a hedgehog!! That's really exciting! How big are the babies when they're born??
     
  14. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    oh like a guniea pig cage.. haha i have 4 hole! i can have 4!
     
  15. deenak

    deenak New Member

    296
    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    They are so cute! But I have to learn to say NO to any new animals (husband's suggestion)
     
  16. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Those are just SO cute!!
     
  17. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Thanks. Pinni had her babies today, don't know exactly how many because I didnt want to stress her but there are atleast two.
     
  18. cjpup

    cjpup New Member

    417
    Dec 1, 2007
    TX
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    CONGRATS!!!! Cant wait to see pics (no matter how rat-like they are)!!! :wahoo:

    Chelsi
     
  19. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Thanks. They are really cute (or so I think). But unfortunatly I can't hold them or get pics until they are 1 1/2 to 2 weeks old or else the mom could kill them. No matter HOW much I want to :( While she was nursing them I could see 4 maybe 5 babies. She is a really good mom, very attentive.

    Candy is due today.
     
  20. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: Not a goat but my.....

    Congrats!!! That's really exciting!! You'll have to get pics when you can get a better look at them!!