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Do Hedgehogs Lay Eggs?

Hedgehogs have become sweethearts to many due to their cute appearance and general beauty appeal. A lot of people have opted to keep them as pets. But some of them find that they knew very little about hedgehogs. It was important to ask some questions before deciding to adopt a hedgehog or any other pet at all. Apart from the …

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Are Hedgehogs in Africa?

There are many questions that people have asked about hedgehogs. For a small animal, this little prickly thing definitely generates a lot of controversies. Some of them are rumors of magical powers. While some are questions of whether they lay eggs. One question that continues to make the rounds is the question of where their natural habitat is. Also, if …

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Are Hedgehogs Intelligent?

This is an interesting question. But I think, more importantly, we need to first answer the question of what exactly constitutes intelligence. How do we decide what parameters worthy of use to measure the intelligence of animals? I mean… It will be totally unfair to judge hedgehogs by the standards of dogs. The following parameters can be used to judge …

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What you need to know about Hedgehog Reproduction?

Hedgehogs used to reproduce solely in the wild because apparently… they are animals of the wild. Hedgehogs generally have a gestation period of about thirty-five days and an average litter of four to five baby hedgehogs who are born blind and deaf. They often weigh about fifteen to twenty grams at birth and depend on the mother for all sorts …

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Are Hedgehogs Dangerous?

Briefly About Hedgehogs and Humans Until recently, hedgehogs used to be wild animals. This was not because they were likely to be dangerous like lions or snakes. However, it was more because of the fact that people didn’t understand them enough yet or had not really developed the interest in breeding them in captivity for as pets. Today, hedgehogs have …

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What eats Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are small mammals that are very similar to porcupines, rodent, tenrecs, and echidnas in appearance. Even though they are not biologically related at all, these sorts of animals are small and would be easily preyed upon but for the fact that they have those characteristic tiny spikes on their spines. Those spikes make it difficult for most land animals …

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How Can You Tell if a Hedgehog is Pregnant

Hedgehogs breeding can be both the most beautifully rewarding and also the most saddening thing that you could do.There are really very few things that you can do that will have such a profound effect on you with its near unpredictability and gut-wrenching possibilities. Watching baby hedgehog of any sort come to life can be a beautiful experience. But to …

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What does Hedgehog use for Bedding?

Animal companions have been a salient part of many homes for ages. Apart from the ones that give security, some of these animals serve no other purpose but to delight us neither their presence and antics in our lives. But they don’t come on a platter of gold. They need care, attention, and love. These companions could be small or …

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Do Hedgehogs Hibernate?

Hedgehogs are small animals that find solace in and around the human habitat. They are friendly animals that eat anything that appeals to them, but, they prefer to have live insects in their feed. Hedgehogs are one of the animals known to enjoy sleeping a lot but are nocturnal animals. The topic of their hibernation is up for discussion in …

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HOW LONG DO HEDGEHOGS LIVE?

Hedgehogs are omnivorous, generally small sized, insect-eating mammals acquired as pets. These short-tailed mammals have been around for quite a while. Studies have shown that hedgehogs have been around for as long as 15 million years. Hence, they are usually referred to as the oldest mammals on earth. Yet, hedgehogs still maintain a similar body size and shape. They feed …