7. Hedgehogs

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My old roommate has a deep love for hedgehogs. They may seem threatening but they are actually one of the sweetest animals on the planet. They are relatively small, and they love laying on their backs and floating in water. These are probably the hardest to care for, but they are a great topic of conversation when your friends come over to visit.

Having a pet teaches a person a lot about responsibility. You have to keep something alive besides yourself, which can be a hard thing to do sometimes while in school. Remember, animals cannot eat cheap ramen noodles. So if you have the time and can afford it, then by all means get a college pet! They will be there through the ups and downs of your college life, and will love you as much as you love them.

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