In Germany, hedgehogs are very popular with kids and adults. Recently MacDonald's in Germany had to change the lid design for the MacFlurry because over 100 hedgehogs were killed when they got stucked in the lids.
My owners were thinking about getting a hedgehog as a play buddy for me but hedgehogs are illegal in California (ok in some other states though). Good thing they are illigal, because hedgehog will be a big PAIN around the house. (get it? "PAIN"?)