Pet Hedgehog Becomes Newest Internet Sensation Thanks to Adorable, Staged Photos

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October 18, 2017Oct 18, 2017

Every now and then, the Internet simultaneously falls in love with an adorable pet. Usually, the pet is a dog, cat, or even a horse. This time, however, the Internet's new best friend is a hedgehog. 

Azuki is a pygmy hedgehog from Japan. His owners started an Instagram account specifically dedicated to adorable, staged photos of their beloved pet. 

The account, @hedgehog_azuki, has been rapidly gaining followers. As of the middle of October, the hedgehog had over 188,000 followers. 

Azuki's owners take photos with the hedgehog in mini-sized wilderness settings. Azuki can often be found camping, adventuring, or playing dress up with various hats. 

Being a full-time model may get tiring for Azuki, but don't fret. His owners allow him to lounge from time to time. 

While pet hedgehogs are not very popular in the United States, they are increasing in popularity in Japan. Time reported that there is a Tokyo cafe specifically dedicated to having a space to play with hedgehogs.

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