There are 17 species of hedgehogs in total, and they can live for up to 10 years in captivity. Hedgehogs mainly eat berries and insects, but if you want to eat snakes, you can. 12янв. 2021
How many types of hedgehogs are there?
Hedgehogs are small, thorny mammals that first evolved about 15 million years ago. There are 17 species in five genera of hedgehogs around the world: Erinaceus, Paraechinus, Mesechinus, Atelerix, Hemiechinus. They live in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.
Are there different varieties of hedgehogs?
The hedgehog genus Erinaceus can be divided into four different varieties of hedgehog: Amur hedgehog (Erinaceus amurensis) Southern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor) European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
What is the rarest type of hedgehog?
It is very rare because it is albino. One in 100,000 hedgehogs are born with a recessive gene. This means that the skin, eyes, or spines are free of melanin pigments. It is believed that there are only 100 people in the UK. Meet Twinkle, an albino pig living in North Yorkshire.
What is the best hedgehog breed for your pet?
The most popular type of hedgehog to keep as a pet is the African pygmy hedgehog. African pygmy hedgehogs are also known as white-bellied or four-fingered hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris). This hedgehog variety typically ranges from ½ to 1-¼ pounds. It will be about 5 to 8 inches in size.