Scent Marking & Other Nasty Habits

May 27, 2013 by

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.

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