Have you ever wanted to see a hedgehog? How about own one as a pet and actually hold him and take care of him? Hedgehogs are quickly becoming popular house pets. These tiny creatures are most often found in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and New Zealand. There are more than 17 types of hedgehogs spanning across five different genera. Although they are popular in other countries like the U.S. and Australia they have no known origin in these areas. Hedgehogs are imported into different countries as pets. The hybrid versions of the white-bellied hedgehog and the North African hedgehog are the most popular among pets as are the long-eared hedgehogs and the Indian long-eared hedgehogs. Unlike the video game character, these guys are quite small. They are also not legal pets in all states. Check with your Las Vegas, NV vet before purchasing a hedgehog.