in Cats, Japan, Japan2016, Trips
Yeah, so Japan is known for having the crazy cafés. They started with the cat cafés, then bunny café, owl café, and now a hedgehog café.
We came around 19:30, the hedgehogs were alert and active (they are nocturnal animals, so it's not surprising that they are sleepy during the day). The staff did have some that they left alone so that they could rest, and let us chose amongst the ones that were awake and active.
Now, let's be fair, hedgehogs are not really meant to be furry pets, especially with strangers. The 2 I got bit me, not to attack me, but because they confused me with food (their sight is poor, they work by smell), but on the plus side their teeth are not sharp so while I was convinced they'd draw blood, they did not. One of the 2 also pooped on me repeatedly (but they have baby wipes for that).
Was it fun? Yes.
Are hedgehogs really the best animals for petting cafés? I'd definitely say no, but eh, we had to go check it out :)
That being said, they're still cute and make for good pictures:
it's a small breed, hedgehogs can get much bigger than that
mine was both inquisitive and a bit mischievous
it bit the crap out of my Tshirt but the teeth aren't sharp, so it didn't make a hole
I got another one after that. It didn't bite, but it pooped a lot :)
Erik-San was there with us :)
it was much less trouble :)
One floor up, there is a bunny café, where some bunnies are a bit crazy, while others are very cuddly.
this bunny was so soft and cuddly :)
Jennifer got a crazy hyper active one, so I gave her mine