17 breeds of hedgehogs African pygmy hedgehogs. Image credits: szabfer, pixabay. Algeria hedgehog. Egyptian long-eared hedgehog. Indian long-eared hedgehog. European hedgehog. Southern White Breasted Hedgehog. Northern White Breasted Hedgehog. Amur hedgehog.
What is the best type of hedgehog 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. Measure about 5-8 inches. 19th. 2017
How many types of hedgehogs are there?
The hedgehog is a thorny mammal of the subfamily Erinaceidae of the Eulipotyphlae Hedgehog family. In Europe, Asia, parts of Africa, and New Zealand, the introduction reveals 17 species of hedgehogs in five genera.