Tuesday, November 29, 2011


  • When threatened the hedgehog rolls into a ball allowing the spikes to be exposed to protect it. A hedgehog is about 10 inches long and weighs 2 pounds.

  • Hedgehogs are the longest-living insectivores they may live up to 15 years and are immune to the poisons of most insects.

  • Hedgehogs are classified as insectivores, but will include frogs, bird's eggs, mice and snails in their diets. They will also eat seeds, fruit and grass if necessary.

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