I love The Guardian:
"Pygmy hedgehogs were last year's must-have pet. They are similar to a hamster in that they are nocturnal, enjoy exercise wheels and live for three to five years. They are different because they are carnivorous - and prickly"
Prickly? Who knew?
* The Guardian's Top Ten Miniature Pets. I'll take a pig, a goat, a mule, in fact I'll have one of each. You can keep the seahorse though. Eugh.
* Booful pygmy hog by Scott's View of the World
(Did you know that baby hedgehogs are called piglets? Thanks Countryfile.)