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can hedgehogs swim
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Can Hedgehogs Swim?

As hedgehogs only come out at night, you’re not likely to find out whether or not they can swim. They are naturally buoyant, and they can swim quite well. Their main problem once they’re in the water, is how to get back out again. Hedgehogs & Swimming Hedgehogs are generally […]

are hedgehogs affectionate
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Are Hedgehogs Affectionate?

Hedgehogs are solitary creatures and are happy with their own company. Despite their cute appearance, they’re not known for being affectionate. Hedgehogs Affection With Other Hedgehogs The best way to see if hedgehogs are affectionate, is to look at how they interact with other hedgehogs. For the most part, they […]

are hedgehogs lactose intolerant
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Are Hedgehogs Lactose Intolerant?

Hedgehogs can eat almost anything, but some foods, such as dairy products, are not good for them. They are lactose intolerant so any dairy foods will cause painful digestive problems. There are also other foods which can be harmful too them. What is lactose intolerance? Dairy foods contain lactose. This […]

do hedgehogs only come out in the rain
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Do Hedgehogs Only Come Out in the Rain?

Hedgehogs are nocturnal, and travel several miles a night in their search for food. During the spring and summer, the weather won’t directly affect their activities, as they need to find food whether it’s raining or not. Let’s take a look at how different weather conditions affect hedgehogs. When do […]

how do hedgehogs mate
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How Do Hedgehogs Mate?

When people ask the question “how do hedgehogs mate?” they are usually greeted with the answer, “carefully”. This actually isn’t too far from the truth, as the female spines can cause a problem for the male. To prevent the male from being injured, the female must flatten her spines during […]

do hedgehogs have fleas
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Do Hedgehogs Have Fleas?

As with many other animals, hedgehogs can have fleas. Unlike other fleas, hedgehogs don’t generally infest other animals or humans but they can still give you a bite. Hedgehogs and fleas There is an old wives tale that hedgehogs need fleas to survive and that is all that this is: […]