Hedgehog (20 Pics): Care, Pros and Cons

#13 The period of gestation of offspring is from 34 to 58 days, as a result, from 1 to 7 (more often 4) cubs are born, weighing 12 grams.

Newborn hedgehogs are blind, covered with completely naked, bright pink skin. During the first days of life, soft, light and dark needles grow on the body of little hedgehogs. After 2 weeks, the needle cover of the animal is already fully formed.

#14 For the first month, the female hedgehog feeds the cubs with milk, then the young move on to independent life.

#15 Keeping a hedgehog at home and caring for him

Nowadays, hedgehogs are considered quite popular pets, but catching a wild animal and bringing it home is an unwise decision. A wild hedgehog can be a carrier of a number of dangerous diseases: ringworm, salmonellosis, hemorrhagic fever, rabies. In addition, fleas and ticks can almost always be found on hedgehogs. Therefore, the best way to acquire a funny animal is to contact breeders who guarantee the health of the pet, good heredity, and adaptation to existence in captivity.

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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