Hedgehog Sound Communication

Learn the meanings behind hedgehog sounds.

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Hedgehogs are individuals, so some are more vocal than others. byapryl/Pixabay
Audrey Pavia

Hedgehogs make a variety of sounds as part of their way of communicating. Each of these sounds has a different meaning.

  1. Happy, content hedgehogs make a gentle purring sound, not unlike that of a cat. Happy hedgehogs also make a snuffling sound when they are enjoying exploring their environment.
  2. Hedgehogs that feel threatened or want to be left alone will let you know by making a hissing sound. They will sometimes make a clicking noise as well.
  3. A puffing noise or snorting means the hedgehog is uncomfortable in a situation and is a bit nervous about what is going on.
  4. Hedgehogs occasionally scream when they are in pain, or are extremely frightened or upset.
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