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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
pygmy hedgehog is the latest pet fad

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Latest pet fad

Streek, a 3-week-old hedgehog, lounges in an egg cup on Oct. 11 in London. The African pygmy hedgehog is the latest must-have pet. Hailing from Egypt, the animal lives on cat food and chicken and comes with a price tag in the thousands.