Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Today I would like to continue with our theme of what’s new and different in our animal offerings, like our little hedgehog friend here. Yep you guessed it, it’s time to lace your chucks up and go collect some rings. I’m kidding but a hedgehog will ball up on you if frightened or even sleeping.

The can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa and they were introduced to New Zealand. The hedgehog or hedgie as it is sometimes referred to is known as the gardener’s friend because they eat grubs in the garden. The quills on a hedgehog will hurt if you get poked with them but unlike a porcupine there are no barbs on them.

Hedgehogs Roll Solo

Hedgehogs are pretty solitary. They will pair up, mate and they separate. The males don’t stay around after mating and the female raises the young alone. The gestation period is 35 to 58 days. A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet.

The best part about all of this hedgehog talk is that you actually get a chance to see Matt in action jammin’ with a little hedgehog in this video. This was earlier this year in Houston. Check it out and don’t hesitate to give us a call! If however you encounter Dr. Robotnik, these aren’t those kinds of hedgehogs. Talk with you all next week.