Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Fun Facts about Hedgehogs!

  1. they weigh in at a little over a pound
  2. the average hedgehog has about 5,000 - 7,000 quills
  3. there are two large muscles on either side of a hedghog's back that raise the quills
  4. they're omnivores
  5. baby hedgehogs are called hoglets
  6. there are fourteen different species of hedgehogs
  7. while their backs are covered with quills, their face, legs, tail, and belly are covered with fur
  8. at birth, their quills are soft, but they harden several hours later
  9. they "anoint" themselves by depositing frothy saliva between their quills, something they do in response to pungent smells
  10. they are nocturnal
  11. they have an excellent sense of smell as well as hearing
  12. they protect themselves by curling into a ball
  13. they make a purring sound
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Tara S Nichols said...

squeeee! So cute. Why couldn't they infest my yard instead of mice?

AnneMarie Roberts said...

Awww how cute! Thanks Paige, great info~


Jennifer McKenzie said...

Ferrets, Lemurs and now hedgehogs. What is the romance world coming to? LOL.

Kaige said...

Awww. they're so cute! I have two plush ones (but then we collect odd stuffed animals).

Happy TT, Paige!

~HeAtHeR said...

Awww! How cute! I have a friend that has one..she loves him! Btw...isn't that what Huggy is? lol!

Ms Menozzi said...

I adore hedgehogs! And now I have a new word: "Hoglets"!!!


I want one!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I didn't know hedgehogs could be so cute!

Tempest Knight said...

OMG! They're sooo cute! We don't have any in Puerto Rico. I wish I could see one in real life for once.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I don't remember where I was, but I've met a hedgehog face-to-face. It was very cute, and its spines were really neat.

Darla said...

Oh, I love hedgehogs! We have a couple living behind our garden shed. They're pretty shy, but you can see them every once in a while.

WendyWings said...

Cute, I posted pictures of my dog with our little hedgehog visitor a week or so ago.
Happy TT !

Gwen Mitchell said...

Hoglets! I love it. Too cute. Happy TT Paige!

LA Day said...

Aww, it's adorable!

Kathleen Oxley said...

*squeeee!* So adorable!! Especially "baby hedgehogs are called hoglets".

Happy TT!

Debbie Mumford said...

Hedgehogs and ferrets! Furry critters of the world unite! *lol*

Kate Willoughby said...

So, are hedgehogs different from porcupines?

And Paige, the movie the quotes were from is Arthur, with Dudley Moore and Lisa Minelli. :) Thanks for visiting!!

Lisa St. James said...

Aww thats cute. Lol @ hoglet :) Thanks for stopping by my page!


Julia Smith said...

Cuteness overload!

Paige Tyler said...

Tara - Aren't they adorable?!

Anne Marie - Thanks!

Jennifer Mck- I know, right?! LOL!

Kaige - Cool! I collect stuffed animals, too! I even have a hedgehog! LOL!

~Heather - How cool! And yup, that's totally what Huggy is!

Ms Menozzi - Isn't that a cute name?! LOL!

Jennifer Shirk - Totally cute!

Tempest - They're adorable, aren't they?!

Susan - How neat!

Darla - Cool!

Wendy - So cute!

Gwen - I love that name, too!

LA Day - Aren't they?!

Kathleen - I know! Love it!

Debbie - I know, right?! LOL!

Kate - Oh thanks! And yes, I think they're different, though they could both be in the same family.

Lisa - Sure! And I love that name, too!

Julia - LOL!