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?
Which of these is among the hedgehog's favorite foods?
True or false: Hedgehogs have terrible eyesight.
True or false: Hedgehogs have tails.
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.
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 or false: The prickly spikes on a hedgehog are called quills.
True or false: A hedgehog is a type of porcupine.
Which of these is NOT a common hedgehog home?
How many quills does a typical hedgehog sport?
True or false: Hedgehogs can roll like a ball.
True or false: Hedgehogs can shoot their quills to attack predators.
When do hedgehogs like to sleep?
- all the time
- at night
- during the day
What do you call a group of hedgehogs?
True or false: It is legal to own a hedgehog in every U.S. state.
True or false: There are wild hedgehogs living in the U.S.
True or false: Groundhog Day was almost called Hedgehog Day.
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 or false: Hedgehogs are born with no visible quills.
True or false: Hedgehogs can eat many things that are poisonous to other animals.
True or false: Simply handling a hedgehog can kill a human.
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 or false: All hedgehogs are tan and white.
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?
What famous hedgehog had 600,000 Instagram followers before his 2015 death?