SURREY, United Kingdom — What do you get when you combine two Dachshunds and a Hedgehog? The cutest family around! Dachshunds Maya, Peanut and Hedgehog Minnie, have been together since 2015 and have been delighting their thirty-one-thousand plus followers on Instagram ever since. Their owner, Natasha Fernandes, reveals that all the animals get a long really well but she still keeps a close eye on them when they are interacting just to be on the safe side.
Minnie has been with Fernandes the longest and is four years old, Maya joined the family in 2015 and Peanut is the latest addition, after being born on Valentine’s day of this year. The trio frequently spend time together, as Minnie enjoys climbing on the dogs’ backs and the dogs enjoy following Minnie around to see what she gets up to. Fernandes says that the two dogs have such a gentle temperament that she feels confident in letting them all play.
Minnie is an African Pygmy Hedgehog, which are bred as pets and would not otherwise survive in the wild. Hedgehogs are also almost blind in the daylight but Fernandes still believes that they make for the perfect pet. Check out this adorable miniature family in the video below and follow their adventures on Instagram: @mayathesausage.
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