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The Hedgehog Quiz
by Staff
Hedgehogs may look cute and harmless, but these tiny creatures have powerful defenses to protect themselves from predators. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the mighty hedgehog!

How many species of hedgehog are there?

  • nine
  • 15
  • 28

Which of these is among the hedgehog's favorite foods?

  • fish
  • insects
  • birds

True or false: Hedgehogs have terrible eyesight.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Hedgehogs have tails.

  • true
  • false

How much does an average hedgehog weigh?

  • less than 1 pound (453 grams)
  • less than 3 pounds
  • over 5 pounds

True or false: Hedgehogs live a solitary lifestyle.

  • true
  • false

How long do baby hedgehogs spend with mom before venturing off?

  • seven weeks
  • seven months
  • two years

True or false: Both mother and father hedgehogs sometimes feast on their young.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The prickly spikes on a hedgehog are called quills.

  • true
  • false

True or false: A hedgehog is a type of porcupine.

  • true
  • false

Which of these is NOT a common hedgehog home?

  • hedges
  • burrows
  • trees

How many quills does a typical hedgehog sport?

  • 3,000-5,000
  • 7,500-10,000
  • 10,000-12,000

True or false: Hedgehogs can roll like a ball.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Hedgehogs can shoot their quills to attack predators.

  • true
  • false

When do hedgehogs like to sleep?

  • all the time
  • at night
  • during the day

What do you call a group of hedgehogs?

  • murder
  • array
  • spike

True or false: It is legal to own a hedgehog in every U.S. state.

  • true
  • false

True or false: There are wild hedgehogs living in the U.S.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Groundhog Day was almost called Hedgehog Day.

  • true
  • false

How long does the average hedgehog live?

  • less than a year
  • five years
  • ten years

True or false: Hedgehog quills are poisonous to humans.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Hedgehogs are born with no visible quills.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Hedgehogs can eat many things that are poisonous to other animals.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Simply handling a hedgehog can kill a human.

  • true
  • false

Why do hedgehogs rub spit on their bodies?

  • to attract mates
  • to clean themselves
  • to cover their scent

True or false: Hedgehogs can't make any noises.

  • true
  • false

True or false: All hedgehogs are tan and white.

  • true
  • false

How far can a hedgehog travel in a day?

  • 500 feet (152 meters)
  • 1 mile (2 kilometers)
  • 2 miles

How many toes does the average hedgehog have per foot?

  • three
  • four
  • five

What famous hedgehog had 600,000 Instagram followers before his 2015 death?

  • Biddy
  • Lil Bub
  • Sandy