A normal litter is 4 to 6 babies, but it can be as high as 10. Usually born in early summer to late summer, late-born babies struggle to get the weight they need to hibernate. Male hedgehogs are not involved in the breeding of baby hedgehogs.
How long does a baby hedgehog stay in the nest?
Nest time length: The mother's hedgehog stays in one nest with Hoglet's family for a total of 4-6 weeks. After about 6 weeks, the baby's hoglet usually begins to become independent and often begins to look for food with the mother outside the nest. 2020
Do hedgehogs eat babies?
Unfortunately, it is quite common for hedgehogs to eat or reject babies. Especially if it is the first litter or if the mother is disturbed (mother hedgehogs require considerable peace and tranquility).
How many babies does a hedgehog give birth to?
Baby hedgehogs are called hoglets. The average litter size is 4-5, but it can be as high as 7. However, weaning is usually only successful in two or three. Mothers tend to throw away or eat hoglets when disturbed.
How many times a year can a hedgehog breed?
Finally, after each litter, it is important to give your female a break to recover from the effort. We do not recommend more than 3 liters per year. Beyond that, females generate unnecessary drainage, affecting their health (and their ability to produce and care for ongoing litters).