Male hedgehogs are called wild boars and are not involved in the breeding of offspring. Female hedgehogs are known as sows and give birth to 3-4 or 5-6 newborns, depending on the type of hedgehog.
What is the gender of a hedgehog?
In male hedgehogs, the penile sheath is located in almost half of the stomach and looks like a large navel. In females, the genitals are directly adjacent to the anus. Both sexes have nipples on both sides of the tummy fur. For babies, it can be difficult to distinguish between genders due to their small size.
What is the name of the female hedgehog?
What was the old baby hedgehog called?
Baby hedgehogs are called hoglets. This name has been used since the early 1990s. They are sometimes called hedge hoglets. Prior to the 1990s, hedgehog babies were called puppies, sea urchins, kits, and piglets.