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Habitat: Central Africa (Senegal, Sudan, ...)

Lived: average, about 6 years, however, naturally only 2-4 years (in particular due to predators, a common cause of disease and death in nature is too dry).

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Habitat: Central Africa (Senegal, Sudan, ...)

Lived: average, about 6 years, however, naturally only 2-4 years (in particular due to predators, a common cause of disease and death in nature is too dry).

If the hedgehog a good start in the household can live up to 8-10 years (if you can not neglect to go to eternal savannahs already after 3 years). For comparison age: about 10 years old hedgehog is similarly unique 100 year old man.

Dimensions: Length 17-23 cm, tail 2-4 cm

Normal Weight: 250-550 grams

Description: In natural hedgehogs bielobruchý mostly white belly and nose. Dark "mask" is still rare in nature. The body are covered with spines that are at the beginning and end in the middle of white and black or brown. Natural coloring naturally occurring and is milky and beige color of thorns. African hedgehogs are compared to European smaller and lighter. They differ also by the number of teeth and the fingers on the hind legs.

Jezek Bielobruchého way of life in the wild: Hedgehog lives mainly in savannahs, forests, but also near human settlements. Hedgehog during the day mostly asleep in his hiding place and climbed out to search for food at night, often goes several kilometers. Eyes are relatively weak, but are even more developed sense of smell. In case of emergency Fucia and sputter, they veer into a ball, and in this state can even slightly bouncing, which may inadvertently plant predator painful stings (spines, however, does not release). Hedgehogs live solitary, but can not possess their possessions. As the temperature in their natural habitat does not drop below 18 ° C, generally do not fall into hibernation.

Food: Their main diet consists of worms, grubs, insects, snails, grasshoppers, but they can also nourish small vertebrates, eggs, seeds and mushrooms.

Sexual maturity: Pigs reach sexual maturity as early as 10 weeks, but at this age are not yet ready to take care of the offspring. About him they are able to start to worry until after the age of 5-8 months.

Number of babies: 1-8, but on average give birth to 2-5 cubs

Hedgehog as a pet: The most common species of hedgehogs kept in the home are: bielobruchý hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris), Algerian hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) and combinations thereof (mainly in breeding designation for hedgehog hedgehog bielobruchého It is precisely the combination of hedgehog hedgehog bielobruchého Algeria). Also they tend to raise the Egyptian eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus auritus) and the Indian eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus collaris). Acclimation urchins began in the 80s of the 20th century. Since then, as already bred amount of multi-colored combinations including albino hedgehogs and spotty so. pinto. Jezek bielobruchého crossing with the hedgehog Hedgehog African Algerian originated bielobruchý Genetics both original urchins remained, however, and so for breeding from time to time appear more original form of the Algerian hedgehog, or bielobruchého. Recognize that these are in fact the original form, however, is rather complex, but the same characteristic features which make it possible.

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Atelerix albiventris

Atelerix albiventris

Habitat: Central Africa (Senegal, Sudan, ...)

Lived: average, about 6 years, however, naturally only 2-4 years (in particular due to predators, a common cause of disease and death in nature is too dry).