Just one of my (older) photos today. This is Lightning, my daughter's 5th grade class hedgehog. And no, they don't make good class pets. I'm not a fan of class pets because, though the intention is there, they never seem to be cared for properly. Hedgehogs in particular require a lot of cleaning, space to run around, and veterinary care from a veterinarian that specializes in exotics.
They are awfully cute, though.