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Posted: October 16, 2013 at 3:02 a.m.

My daughter (she’s 7) loves Beatrix Potter stories. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is her favorite. I told her hedgehogs are real animals and now she’s begging for one. I don’t know anything about them. Are they good pets for kids? Are they hard to take care of?

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