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Although we have placed the Hedgehog in the "garden animals" category, there are of course also Hedgehog species that are kept as pets, such as the White-bellied Cone. In this category we mainly talk about the wild hedgehog.
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Although we have placed the Hedgehog in the "garden animals" category, there are of course also Hedgehog species that are kept as pets, such as the White-bellied Cone. In this category we mainly talk about the wild hedgehog.

Hedgehogs are solitary, they live alone and are considered omnivores. In the wild they feed on insects, beetles, worms, snails, spiders etc. Ideally hedgehogs have access to compost in the garden. In it you will also find all kinds of tasty things, such as the insects that cling to fruit waste. At the end of November, hedgehogs should be able to find enough food themselves, so that young hedgehogs weigh at least 500 g and are therefore prepared for hibernation. A well-fed hedgehog can grow up to 30 cm in length and weigh up to 1.5 kg.

Hedgehogs have no hair and no fur. Their "fur" consists of keratinized hairs in the form of up to 8,000 spines per animal. Their spines are regularly renewed and replaced without bald spots. In dangerous situations, the hedgehog curls up and raises its quills as a defense against the enemy.

The life expectancy of a hedgehog is up to 10 years. A hedgehog's core body temperature is 35°C and drops to 1.5°C during hibernation. Its heart beats about 180 times per minute - only about 10 times during hibernation.

Once a hedgehog has found a suitable mate, it can give birth to 2 to 6 baby hedgehogs once or twice a year.

Characteristic of hedgehogs is their sensitive hearing (they can even hear ultrasonic tones) and their pronounced vocalization. Hedgehogs are often heard smacking, sniffing and panting, hissing, coughing (note - suspected lungworm) or, in dangerous situations, loud clucking or screaming. If a hedgehog feels threatened, this often leads to rapid defensive reactions such as biting.

Caring for a sick or weakened wild hedgehog?

If you temporarily take a hedgehog into your home due to illness or underweight, you should urgently consider a number of points:

- Hedgehogs need a shelter in the form of a container or den for housing. Most guinea pig houses and rabbit houses are also suitable for this. For example, the floor can be covered with bedding with a layer of hay . The run must be at least 2 square meters. It is very good to put a rough stone slab in the run, which the hedgehog has to walk on. This way he can automatically wear down his nails as they grow constantly and otherwise have to be shortened by hand if they grow too fast.

- the suitable ambient temperature must be between 18° and 22° degrees. In hibernation, however, you must keep the temperature below 6 degrees, so that the hedgehog does not wake up in the meantime and consume too much energy.

- since hedgehogs are nocturnal, they should always be fed in the evening. Wet food for cats, hard-boiled eggs, raw ground beef, oatmeal, ripe fruit, carrots, etc. can be used as a start-up food. However, to ensure that the hedgehog receives all important nutrients, hedgehog food is essential.

- Hedgehogs tend to gain weight quickly. Therefore, you must be careful not to overfeed the hedgehog. Excess weight can lead to fatty liver disease and musculoskeletal (muscle/bone) disorders.

- provide enough water for the hedgehog. Never give cow's milk! A hedgehog does not tolerate cow's milk, even in diluted form! The lactose in it leads to life-threatening diarrhea! Always use special milk for Hedgehogs .

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