More so really small buddies [rodents]
Hedgehogs are absolutely adorable I remember my family owning one when I was younger. I have no idea what kind of animal it was, I had never seen anything like that in my life. [I barely saw it] Always thought it was some kind of weird looking hamster XD
Mice and Rats have to be the most hated rodents to ever exist, when someone uses the term “Rodent” these two animals are probably the first animals you think of. [Yes, Hedgehogs are rodents c: ] I completely understand not liking these little guys breaking into your home, I recently caught a very small one (who had been chewing through my snacks ) on a glue trap. I know those are bad but I don’t have any safe methods to catch these poor creatures at the moment. I heard that you could safely remove them off but nothing worked and the poor thing’s soul ascended into the sky. I think they are adorable, very intelligent creatures SHOUTOUT TO ALGERNON They are so energetic and so small. I can’t explain why I love small creatures so much but I just do.
Last but not least: These little big buddies
So in case it wasn’t obvious, I am not at all afraid of these animals, I think they are awesome and make really cool pets. The main character of “Comix Zone” has a pet rat who helps him activate switches located in areas he himself cannot enter in order to progress through levels. It was actually the first instance of me learning someone could have a rat as a pet since they are hated so much it didn’t even cross my mind. They are so sweet, love being tickled, can be taught tricks and just chill out with their owners. I want a pet rat so bad omg. A funny story, I was at a bus stop where the park behind it was being reconstructed for next summer and when I sat on the bench I noticed some shadows moving along the ground, you probably already guess that yes those shadows were in fact rats but did you know that mice were there too?! They were so cute and hungry I had some snacks and shared them with the mice and rats because…why not? There were some folk who were at the bus stop and were frightened even threatening to kill them even though they weren’t bothering anyone but whatever. My bus came and I prayed that they were alright. The next time I went to that bus stop I noticed someone had vegetables in a tray right next to the whole in the fence by the site. It was awesome knowing someone else cared about these creatures and didn’t see them as a threat. Also a mouse climbed onto my shoe while at the stop and my heart grew 3 sizes that day. In conclusion, I love these creatures and I wish they weren’t hated so much.
P.S. A quick shoutout to the Australian native, Echidna. I cannot believe such cute creatures are just region locked like this wtf