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Are there really no hedgehogs in the USA?

 
Sethisis
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on 06/01/2013

I've been researching hedgehogs lately, as they're not doing well in the UK. (I'm also in the process of writing about them - they're fantastic!!) 

It's come to my attention that they don't seem to exist in the US... Is that true? It seems really odd!

JoHarrington
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on 06/01/2013

:o   They've really got no hedgehogs over there?  What did they do with them all?


Ragtimelil
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on 06/01/2013

Not wild ones anyway. Can't even own them in some states. We have prairie dogs though.


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Sethisis
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on 06/01/2013

Just had to google prairie dogs xD They're adorable! but look nothing like dogs?

Anyway, the reason this question is in the help section is because I wanted to add a couple of links to hogitats on amazon. Now as I'm with Amazon.com, and America doesn't have hedgehogs, there aren't any. Would it look shoddy if I just posted a couple of links to the amazon UK products as pictures? 

WordChazer
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on 06/01/2013

Doubt it Sethisis. They should look fine.

Is that another hefty hint to Chef and the team that a co.uk site would be more than welcome?


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Ragtimelil
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on 06/01/2013

 

Sethisis: 06/01/2013 - 03:10 PM

Just had to google prairie dogs xD They're adorable! but look nothing like dogs?

No, they're not dogs. But cute anyway.

Sorry, can't help with the other problem...Undecided


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Sethisis
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on 06/01/2013

Ok thanks WordChazer, I'll add them in.

Also, it wasn't a hint. =]

This is the first time I've come across a problem like this. Is there a debate about having a .co.uk site? 

And Ragtimelil thank you for showing me prairie dogs. Their faces make me giggle. 

 

 

chefkeem
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on 06/01/2013

Hints duly noticed. But remember - we need a couple of weeks until Anne is back from her vacation, to have a complete team for such discussions.  Smile


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JoHarrington
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on 06/01/2013

But where did all the hedgehogs go?  Or were they never there?


Digby_Adams
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on 06/01/2013

I have a hedgehog living in the meadow beside my house. She and her family have lived here for generations. There main entrance is by a group of Holly Trees. So she is known as Holly the Hedgehog. I honestly don't know which hedgehog we call Holly. But every time we see one, we say, "Oh, look there's Holly!" I had now idea that this was a rarity. I'll try to grab a picture if I see Holly.

frugalrvers
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on 06/01/2013

Reason 5,347 why I love Wizzley.

After continuing our rving trek west, blown around like wild with hurricane (feel) winds on I-90 in South Dakota all day, I finally relax at our campsite tonight and check emails, Wizzley forum, etc...to find no negativity or drama, just someone wondering where the hedgehogs have gone.

Thanks, I needed that!


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chefkeem
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on 06/01/2013

Did you know that hedge hogs are called "Igel" (pron. eagle) in Germany?


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RupertTaylor
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on 06/01/2013

Did you also know that they starred as Mrs. Tiggywinkle in one of Breatrix Potter's books?

AbbyFitz
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on 06/01/2013

Never seen a hedgehog. I saw a ground hog once and they're ugly. The only hogs I see in Florida are the ones that end up as bacon lol


JoHarrington
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on 06/02/2013

I've only just woken up, so things are kind of merging in my mind.

I've now got a mental image of Robyn and Jim chilling out in a field watching Mrs Tiggywinkle soar like an eagle in the sky, on her way to visit Holly in Maine.

I didn't know ground hog were real. I thought they were a day. Wizzley is ever the education.


Sethisis
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on 06/02/2013

Ok, it's nice to know there's at least one family of hedgehogs over there, seeing as they seem to exist everywhere else in the world. I thought America had been left out! 

Also, upon further reading, there re no native hedgehogs, but wealthy people went through a craze of importing them as pets a few years ago. Apparently they briefly replaced tiny pigs? 

kimbesa
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on 06/02/2013

We have groundhogs (or woodchucks) in our back yard. They live under the tool shed.

I guess they're related to squirrels, but I don't know how closely they are connected to hedgehogs.

 


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dustytoes
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on 06/04/2013

 

Sethisis: 06/02/2013 - 06:03 AM

Ok, it's nice to know there's at least one family of hedgehogs over there, seeing as they seem to exist everywhere else in the world. I thought America had been left out! 

Also, upon further reading, there re no native hedgehogs, but wealthy people went through a craze of importing them as pets a few years ago. Apparently they briefly replaced tiny pigs? 

There is a shop keeper at Zazzle who has a hedgehog as a pet, and has cute images of it.  I thought she was in the US.

http://www.zazzle.com/noodleli

I've never seen one, or heard of them in the wild here.


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