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Differentiating Male and Female Hedgehogs
How do you know if your Hedgehog is Male or Female?
When picking your first hedgehog, you must first distinguish if it's a male or a female.
A male hedgehog cannot be together on the same cage with another male or else they would fight and risk injury in either one of them.
A female hedgehog can be put together with other females and can even get along well. (Although still need supervision, since hedgehogs usually likes to be alone).
To determine the sex of your hedgie. What you should do is:
Step 1: Turn them upside down by holding their back and front securely so they do not move and you also do not get poked by their quills.
Step 2: Quickly sneak a peak underneath their belly where the sex organ is. A male's sex organ is located 2/3 down their tummy to the anus that looks like a belly button. A female's sex organ is located right next to the anus.
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Hope this has helped some people learn what sex their hedgies are. :) I was once lost when I first gotten my hedgie. I thought SHE was a HE. :P and then SURPRISE!!!