Hi Purple. She is an African Pygmy hedghog. She lives in a vivarium which we keep at a constant temperature, and no she is very little trouble. She eats cat biscuits mainly, with mealworms and then normal food thrown in ( eg she loves chicken, hates carrots). She is pretty clean and doesnt smell. We got her 2 weeks ago and we handle her every night so she gets accustomed to us.
I wouldnt say she is an ideal pet for a small child, but my DD is a sensible 9 year old and is getting on with her just fine with some supervision.
Have a look on google, there are some very sweet photos there!
DD sold me on the idea but I said she had to get DH to approve. He wasnt really listening, and when she asked for a hedgehog he didnt seriously believe you could keep them as pets, as if she had asked for a unicorn, or an elf .. so agreed.