<p>This hedgehog isn't curling up because she's camera shy. If anything, she's used to the attention. <a href="http://instagram.com/biddythehedgehog/">Biddy the hedgehog</a> happens to have more than half a million followers on her <a href="http://instagram.com/">Instagram</a> account.</p><p dir="ltr">These photos are of the stars of the pet world—dogs, cats, and cockatiels with their very own Instagram accounts. Our photo editors tracked down the owners of these celebrities and asked for their favorite portraits. Biddy's owner Thomas Unterseher sent this picture of her at Succor Creek State Natural Area in Jordan Valley, Oregon, because he thinks "it embodies what Biddy's Instagram is about.</p><p dir="ltr">"If a hedgehog can do it, so can you," says Unterseher. "Get outside and explore!" (Read about National Geographic's recent <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140317-cover-photo-national-geographic-exotic-pets-hedgehog/">hedgehog cover</a>.)</p><p dir="ltr"><em>Number of Instagram followers: 597,000 (@biddythehedgehog)</em></p><p><em>—By Jenna Turner and Becky Little, photo gallery by Jenna Turner</em></p>

Hedgehog Superstar

This hedgehog isn't curling up because she's camera shy. If anything, she's used to the attention. Biddy the hedgehog happens to have more than half a million followers on her Instagram account.

These photos are of the stars of the pet world—dogs, cats, and cockatiels with their very own Instagram accounts. Our photo editors tracked down the owners of these celebrities and asked for their favorite portraits. Biddy's owner Thomas Unterseher sent this picture of her at Succor Creek State Natural Area in Jordan Valley, Oregon, because he thinks "it embodies what Biddy's Instagram is about.

"If a hedgehog can do it, so can you," says Unterseher. "Get outside and explore!" (Read about National Geographic's recent hedgehog cover.)

Number of Instagram followers: 597,000 (@biddythehedgehog)

—By Jenna Turner and Becky Little, photo gallery by Jenna Turner

Photograph by Thomas Unterseher, @biddythehedgehog

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