Hedgehog SMASH!!

Clover is a wierdo.

I’m sure I’ve  said this before, but she keeps coming up with new and surprising ways of reiterating this to me. She is strangely obsessed with my hairbrush and bra straps. She loves elastics and bubble wrap, and will occasional forget she’s a hedgehog and run towards loud noises and bright lights. And, to top it all off, she is the only claustrophobic burrowing animal I’ve ever known.

She also occasionally decides to go on a rampage and trash everything in sight. If she was tiny, like Hazel, this would amount to a knocked over water dish or a slightly disheveled pile of toys. But Clover is built like a badger, and when she goes into hedgehog tank mode, she is capable of some serious destruction. Toys get mauled, her exercise wheel gets knocked over, and her pen looks like a tiny, furious whirlwind has just swept through it!

I still have no idea what triggers her rampages. Hazel’s pretty predictable – getting a bath or having her nails trimmed will cause her to rampage. But Clover? Maybe she heard a funny noise. Maybe her blankets got stuck on her quills and she got scared. Or maybe she just needs to trash things every once in a while.

Either way, she’s a strange one.

News: Posted December 7th, 2010 by Alina

^ 10 Comments to “Hedgehog SMASH!!”

  1. PedroSteckecilo Says:

    Maybe she’s a secret Hedgehog Rock-Star and occasionally just needs to trash her accommodations…

    Posted December 7th, 2010 at 10:40 am
  2. William Adam McDuff Says:

    Clover! Is truly outrageos! Truly, truly, truly-

    Er, wait, no, I don’t know what I’m talking about there. 80s? Jem? No, I’m a guy, I don’t remember anything like that… >.> <.<

    Posted December 7th, 2010 at 12:45 pm
  3. Sabine Says:

    You’ve checked that it’s not the full moon? Maybe you got a were-hedgehog, too.
    I’d also check with your boyfriend if he used her for any biological experiments.

    Posted December 8th, 2010 at 3:48 am
  4. Damien Sim Says:

    Clover hasn’t been near any irradiated spiders, space rocks, or cosmic rays recently? Maybe she is preparing for the Hedgehog Olympics’s Destruction Decathalon 😀

    Posted December 8th, 2010 at 4:44 am
  5. Kaspi Says:

    In any given species there’s always an individual who doesn’t fit “normal” behavioural patterns. Take a wild guess which one Clover is. 🙂

    Posted December 8th, 2010 at 6:00 am
  6. soilent Says:

    Maybe she needs more physical space. Some animals exhibit weird behaviour if their cage is to small.
    Of course I don’t know the layout of your quarters nor do I know how much they’re let out of their… “containment”, but irrational rage can be the result of “cage staggers” as some say (you know tigers and stuff at the zoo, when they run along their bars, up and down, up and down? that’s it).


    Posted December 8th, 2010 at 8:22 am
  7. Nanna Says:

    It’s quite funny to read about your hedgies – one of ours reminds me some of yours.
    We got DuPree – the oldest and crankiest, she’s the uncuddly-leave-me-alone type – and Higgs, her son, who is the cutest thing ever. You know,when he is not trying to bite of my fingers, leaving small vampire-like marks, pooping or peeing on us and so on….. He goes quite mad sometimes as well, mostly when he’s on my lap, tries to bite everything to pieces while sneering (in that cute, hedgehog-puffing way).
    We btw have hedgies because I cannot have cats as well….. Do OK with them for a day or two (unless they’re big and fluffy), then I have to leave the place. At least it means I can avoid staying at my mum’s for more than a day or two 😉

    Anyways, yay for weird Hedgehogs!

    Posted December 12th, 2010 at 10:33 am
  8. Damien Sim Says:


    Thought you would like this picture post about hedgehogs 😀


    Posted December 15th, 2010 at 10:30 am
  9. Melvar Says:

    Regarding the plural of “mallorn”, I thought it was “mellyrn” (and also “annon”→“ennyn”), but I’m no expert.

    Posted December 16th, 2010 at 9:06 pm
  10. soilent Says:

    omg damien you sick bastard. you washed off their colors!

    Posted December 20th, 2010 at 11:24 am

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