HEDGEHOG TRAITS

Hedgehogs have around 7000 spines which are made out of keratin, just like fingernails

Hedgehogs are nocturnal

Hedgehogs usually live for 4-7 years, though some have been recorded up to 16 years old

Hedgehogs are solitary animals and only come together to mate. A mother hedgehog will stay with her young or 8-12 weeks before leaving them

Hedgehogs shed

their baby spines and replace them with adult spines in a process

called quilling

Male

hedgehogs are

called boars and females are

called sows

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