Last Updated on August 28, 2022.

  • Hedgehogs do not spray or scent-mark their territory like other animals.
  • Males do not have a stronger odor than females.  They can only be physically distinguished from females by the differences in their genitalia.
  • Some male hedgehog owners do report that their pets self-stimulate. This most frequently occurs at night and is not widely disturbing to the average pet owner.
  • Hedgehogs do self-anoint as described in our Self-Anointing article.

VIDEO.:  Self Anointing Hedgehog

Contributors:  Gail Smith, Melissa Ramos

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