Hedgehog (20 Pics): Care, Pros and Cons

The hedgehog is an animal that belongs to the chordate type, the mammals class, the hedgehog order, the hedgehog family (Erinaceidae).

#1 Hedgehog: description and photo. What does an animal look like?

The body length of a hedgehog, depending on the species, ranges from 10 to 44 cm. The weight of a hedgehog varies from 300 grams to 1.5 kilograms. The animal also has a tail that grows from 1 to 21 cm in length.

#2 Animals have a large wedge-shaped head and an elongated muzzle with a pointed, mobile and moist nose.

The teeth of the hedgehog are small and sharp; there are 20 teeth on the upper jaw, and 16 on the lower jaw. Some species of hedgehogs have up to 44 teeth. The first incisors are enlarged and canine-like.

#3 Long middle fingers help the hedgehog to clean the needles.

The hind legs are longer than the front ones, each limb ends with 5 toes, with the exception of the white-bellied hedgehog, the hind legs of which have 4 toes.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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