Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Erinaceomorpha
Family - Erinaceidae
Genus - Atelerix

Hedgehog

Ratings

The typical pet hedgehog weighs between 6 ounces and 2 pounds and requires approximately the same amount of space as a guinea pig.
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Atelerix Albiventris
Type - Mammal
Diet - Omnivore
Size - 16-35cm (6-14in)
Weight - 1-2kg (2.2-4.4lbs)
Top Speed - 19km/h (12mph)
Life Span - 3-6 years
Lifestyle - Solitary
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Tan, Brown, Grey
Skin Type - Spikes
Favourite Food - Insects
Habitat - Dense vegetation and woodland
Average Clutch Size - 5
Main Prey - Insects, Worms, Seeds
Predators - Owl, Dog, Foxes
Distinctive Features - Long snout and can roll into a spiky ball

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