Sunday, November 05, 2006

10 Things that no one knows about Hedgehog!

cute hedgehog pictures
The SCIENTIFIC name for hedgehog is Erinaceus albiventris. Hedgehog Info.
  1. Hedgehogs live in wooded, cultivated land, desert, and tropical rain forests.
  2. In the wild, they eat worms, insects, snakes, birds, and many other things. The Great Eagle Owl loves to eat hedgehogs.
  3. At birth the hedgehog weighs 0.43 to 0.63 ounces.
  4. Life span of the hedgehog is six to eight years in the wild, but ten years in captivity.
  5. Hedgehogs have a alonely life.
  6. The mother nurses her young for about 30 to 33 days and then takes the young foraging for food.
  7. The hedgehog can smell something two inches underground.
  8. Hedgehogs are eighteen to twenty five ounces when they grown up.
  9. The hedgehog has 6,000 spines depending on age.
  10. Hedgehogs hibernate when the weather falls below 60 degrees F.
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