Scent Marking & Other Nasty Habits
- Hedgehogs do not spray or scent-mark their territory like other animals.
- Males do not have a stronger odor than females and can only be physically distinguished from females by differences in their genitalia.
- Some male hedgehog owners do report self-stimulation of their male hedgehogs. This most frequently occurs at night and is not something that is widely disturbing to an average pet owner.
- Hedgehogs do self-anoint as described in our Self Anointing article.