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. Oggi was rescued as sadly the owners were allergic to him. He is friendly and calm – se enjoys being tickled on his nose and stroked and can be coaxed out of his ball by gently blowing on 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