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Re: hedgehogs
      03/09/05 02:33 AM
JaneC

Reged: 02/20/05
Posts: 76
Loc: England

Hedgies are good for people with allergies- my boyfriend is really allergic to most animals (dogs, cats, horses, rats) and he was fine with Harvey- it was so sweet, because N loves animals, but hasn't been able to have a pet because of his asthma! They don't usually prick you with their spines.

The major downside was that he died from a horrible genetic disease- Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome, and that he was also ill because his mum had been on a poor diet. It was very distressing to watch (won't go into the details, but the hedgehog basically becomes totally paralyzed).

Here in the UK, chinchillas are about 30, hedgehogs about 100 and sugar gliders about 200 for a pair (I've only met one person who breeds them).

It's hard finding pets to suit people with allergies, isn't it? I have a tarantula in my office and I'm allergic to her fur so I can't pick her up for spider cuddles!

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* crazy acacia question- Heather maybe???
khyricat
03/07/05 05:27 PM
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khyricat
03/09/05 11:11 AM
* Re: crazy acacia question- Heather maybe???
JaneC
03/08/05 08:29 AM
* They are marsupials..
khyricat
03/08/05 10:26 AM
* Re: hedgehogs
JaneC
03/09/05 02:33 AM
* awww.. sorry you can't pick her up...
khyricat
03/09/05 04:40 AM
* Re: crazy acacia question- Heather maybe???
melitami
03/08/05 08:38 AM
* Gliders are the same price range when you deal with reputable breeders..
khyricat
03/08/05 10:27 AM
* Re: crazy acacia question- Heather maybe???
JaneC
03/08/05 10:06 AM
* we decided to go glider over chin early..
khyricat
03/08/05 10:28 AM
* What's a sugar glider? -nt
Linz
03/08/05 03:04 AM
* The cutest pets on the planet!
atomic rose
03/08/05 04:32 AM
* thanks for answering Casey..
khyricat
03/08/05 08:23 AM
* Oh wow! How CUTE are they?
Linz
03/08/05 04:36 AM
* bump and thanks!
khyricat
03/08/05 03:02 AM
* Re: crazy acacia question- Heather maybe???
dozyveeny
03/07/05 06:43 PM
* LOL- nt
Little Minnie
03/08/05 05:02 AM
* Re: crazy acacia question- Heather maybe???
Little Minnie
03/07/05 06:24 PM

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