The hedgehog is covered with approximately 3,000 to 5,000 feathers, so they are quite spiky! These feathers are sharp (although, unlike porcupine feathers, they are not prickly) and control them through the muscles, so when the hedgehog feels threatened, the ...

Hedgehogs sleep and sleep in a special nest, if you find them ‘sleeping’ somewhere else they seem to be sick and need help. How far does a hedgehog travel at night? Hedgehogs can travel a distance of up to 2km ...

Hedges are often seen first in the gardens eating bird food scattered under feeders. They will be eating the seeds as well as all the insects and invertebrates that gather there. Small quantities of seeds and nuts are not harmful ...

Each year, Wildlife Aid saves, cares for, and releases hundreds of wildlife. These aids are often orphans, after losing their parents, or large hedgehogs brought to the center, sick or injured. Why do hedgehogs lick you? When a hedgehog encounters ...

Hedgehogs are not territorial, but they seem to follow a regular routine, visiting the same gardens and even specific areas at about the same time each night. Do hedgehogs stay in the same nest? Whatever the reason for the periodic ...

In terms of water, the hedgehog absorbs water from its prey and natural sources such as dew and puddles. The ponds also provide a source of water so it is important to make sure the garden ponds have drainage sections ...

Does the hedgehog love to hug? Some pet hedgehogs like to crawl especially if they are babies and feel comfortable with their owners. While another hedgehog may not like too much human contact. Each hedgehog has its own personality that ...

Hedgehogs can bite you, but that rarely happens. This often happens when they are young and think your fingers will feed them (if they were fed by vaccination because they don’t have a mother). … They are strong enough to ...

Do hedgehogs have predators? The only serious predator of the hedgehog is the badger. So there are now indications that badgers will play an increasing role in the decline of the hedgehog. Tawny owls and eagles occasionally take a hedgehog. ...

So is it cruel to have a hedgehog as a pet? There is nothing wrong with deciding to have a hedgehog as a pet, as long as you love and care for it as you would any other pet. Many ...

While relatively easy to care for and maintain, like most animals, pet hedgehogs need to be properly cared for in order to stay healthy and happy. There are several considerations to keep in mind when deciding if this is the ...

Hedgehogs may bite you, but that is unlikely to happen. … They are strong enough to grind their teeth on your body, however, they hardly bite. Do hedgehogs bite? Hedgehogs have small teeth that are designed to crush insects. They ...