Spikey initially just took milk, but as he got older, he ate maize porridge with chopped up fruit and vegetables. "He really liked eating," says Ian. "Eating and sleeping were his whole life."
He also loved cuddles and pets! Even though most of Spikey's body was covered in quills, he had soft, bristly fur at his front, under his arms, and on his face. "The volunteers would stoke his belly, under the arms, and behind his very human-like ears," says Ian. "Spikey would jump on their lap and nuzzle their neck."