If you believe the Internet (and why wouldn't you?) the best way give your pet hedgehog a bath is to let it run in place in the bathroom sink.
While many household animals don't take kindly to getting wet, this hedgehog seems to enjoy bath time. He zips around the bowl of the sink splashing bubbles everywhere, but he can't quite seem to manage the slippery slope of the basin.
In case you're concerned that this might be cruel, fret not. A handy guide to bathing your pet hedgehog recommends "letting him soak for a few minutes," and anticipates that it will "probably try to get out of the water." It's all standard hedgehog procedure.
Most domesticated hedgehogs are a mix between two species, the white-bellied hedgehog and its North African cousin.
While you'll have no problem keeping a hedgehog as a pet in Europe or Canada (with the exception of a few municipalities), there are some U.S. states and cities that ban them.
It's illegal to own a hedgehog in New York City, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Arizona and Maine also have some stringent restrictions.
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