Did You Know: Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are very cute and playful creatures. They’re little, fun to be around, and becoming popular As pets. Here are a few things you might not know about hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs rely on hearing and smell because they have very poor eyesight.

Unlike porcupine quills, hedgehog spikes are not barbed, and they aren’t poisonous.

Hedgehogs can hibernate but most of them don’t. The African Pygmy hedgehog is well-known to hibernate.

When in water, a hedgehog can float on its back. If you own a hedgehog and it cannot do this yet, do not force your hedgehog to try and float on its back! You might hurt it!

Hedgehogs got their names from the habitat they most prefer- garden hedges- and the noises they like to make.

When these creatures are exposed to any types of pungent smells or tastes, they self- anoint their quills. Self anointing is where they rub frothy saliva on their quills to remember the taste or smell.

Hedgehog babies are called hoglets.

According to many people, bathing a hedgehog is on of the cutest things seen by man.

These little prickly bundles are lactose intolerant, so dairy is off-limits!

Hedgehogs make great pets although they require a lot of space to move around.

So whether or not this stuff is new, now you know a few things about hedgehogs! Have a wonderful week!

Did You Know: Hedgehogs