This is Chappi. She’s an adorable hedgehog living in Mexico. Chappi has lived with her mom since she was just one month old.
Pygmy hedgehogs are known for being very cautious. In the beginning, Chappi was wary of her human companions.
At first, Chappi had trouble sleeping, and seemed lonely and would often stay up crying. Chappi’s mom would let the hedgehog sleep on her chest at night.
Chappi also hated being cleaned, and at bath time she would ball up and peek out through her spines. But once she got her own Chappi-sized tub, she started to enjoy bath time.
Chappi also suffers from Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome, which makes walking difficult for her.
Since walking can be painful for Chappi, even with the wheelchair, her mom doesn’t make her move around unnecessarily.