Hedgehogs – both wild and pet hedgehog advice

Category: General

  • Can Hedgehogs Swim? Find Out the Surprising Answer!

    Can Hedgehogs Swim? Find Out the Surprising Answer!

    When you think of hedgehogs, you may think of the small, spiky-haired mammals that curl up into a ball when they feel threatened. But did you know that hedgehogs can actually swim? Yes, hedgehogs can swim! It is a surprisingly common behavior for these small mammals. They use their strong hind legs to propel themselves […]

  • Hedgehog Anointing: Why Hedgehogs Spit On Themselves

    Hedgehog Anointing: Why Hedgehogs Spit On Themselves

    Hedgehogs are some of the most mysterious and intriguing creatures in nature. While they often remain hidden away in their burrows, they are known to display some fascinating behaviors, one of which is self-anointing. Self-anointing is a behavior in which a hedgehog will groom itself by licking, chewing, and foaming at the mouth. This behavior […]

  • Do Hedgehogs Have Tails and 10 Common Questions

    Do Hedgehogs Have Tails and 10 Common Questions

    Perhaps because hedgehogs are nocturnal, so many people only come across them at night (or not at all), there seem to be many questions asked about their physical appearance. Do hedgehogs have tails is one such frequently asked question. Hedgehogs do have tails, although they are not easy to see because of their small size. […]

  • Are Hedgehogs Rodents?

    Are Hedgehogs Rodents?

    I guess it is easy to see why people may ask “is a hedgehog a rodent” as their faces and other body parts do look rather rodent-like, not too dissimilar to rats actually. But that is not the case. Hedgehogs are not rodents but are mammals belonging to the Erinaceidae family (order Eulipotyphla). Although rodents […]