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
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