The hedgehog is a member of the Insectivora order, and eats mostly insects. The back of the animal is covered with quills, which serve as a defense. Quills are hollow and made from keratin, the same substance as hair. Adult hedgehogs rarely lose quills unless they’re ill. Hedgehogs have sharp teeth and a pointed snout, and they live a solitary life in the wild.

Breed Details

Scientific Name:
Country of Origin:
Africa, Europe
1/2 and 1 1/4 pounds; 5 to 8 inches long
Life Expectancy:
4 to 7 years