Thursday Thirteen! – Paige Tyler – New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

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 says March 6, 2008

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

AnneMarie Roberts says March 6, 2008

Awww how cute! Thanks Paige, great info~


Jennifer McKenzie says March 6, 2008

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

Kaige says March 6, 2008

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

Happy TT, Paige!

~HeAtHeR says March 6, 2008

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

Ms Menozzi says March 6, 2008

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


I want one!

Jennifer Shirk says March 6, 2008

I didn’t know hedgehogs could be so cute!

Tempest Knight says March 6, 2008

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 says March 6, 2008

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 says March 6, 2008

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 says March 6, 2008

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

Gwen Mitchell says March 6, 2008

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

LA Day says March 7, 2008

Aww, it’s adorable!

Kathleen Oxley says March 7, 2008

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

Happy TT!

Debbie Mumford says March 7, 2008

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

Kate Willoughby says March 7, 2008

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 says March 7, 2008

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


Julia Smith says March 9, 2008

Cuteness overload!

paigetyl says March 19, 2008

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!


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