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Are there different breeds of hedgehog?

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All hedgehogs come from either Europe, Africa, or Asia, and they consist of four main types that encompass 15 different species. If you live in the Western part of the world, you are likely more familiar with the African and European species.


How many breeds of hedgehogs are there?

There are 17 species in five genera of hedgehogs worldwide: Erinaceus, Paraechinus, Mesechinus, Atelerix and Hemiechinus. They live across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

What are the hedgehogs breeds?

The 17 Types of Hedgehog BreedsAfrican Pygmy Hedgehog.Algerian Hedgehog.Egyptian Long-Eared Hedgehog.Indian Long-Eared Hedgehog.European Hedgehog.Southern White-Breasted Hedgehog.Northern White-Breasted Hedgehog.Amur Hedgehog.17 Different Types of Hedgehogs (With Pictures) | Pet Keen

What is the rarest hedgehog?

Possibly the rarest of all hedgehogs, the Algerian Black Hedgehog is the trickiest to identify and purchase.

What is the most common type of hedgehog?

The most common breed of hedgehogs is the African pygmy hedgehog, also called the four-toed hedgehog or the white bellied hedgehog. They are usually between 6” - 8” long, making them a great pet for a small household. Other popular pet breeds are the European hedgehog and the long-eared hedgehog.

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