Breed : African Pygmy Hedgehog
Info : Surprisingly, once calmed and aware of their surroundings, hedgehogs do relax and can be petted – making them a great therapy animal. With Bertie, it is obvious that he is very used to handling and does enjoy it. He is a rescue hedgehog, from a home where he was a child’s pet (which they are not suitable to be) and the child became bored of him.
Benefits : Not many people see hedgehogs up close, let alone handle or pet one and so a hedgehog is a special kind of therapy animal. Again fantastic for social interaction, learning and for the client who may prefer hedgehogs over other therapy animals