I know this is random, but it is THE CUTEST creature ever!! I wish I had one… Enjoy!
The proper term for a baby Hedgehog is a ‘Hoglet’. The hedgehog’s breeding season lasts from about April until September. The gestation period for hedgehogs is about four and a half weeks. Most Hedgehogs are born in July and June. Females that lose their litter for some reason are capable of having a second litter, but they are unlikely to come after October. The average family size is about 4 or 5, possibly 6 or 7. So, theoretically, given that a female can have 2 litters a year, a female hedgehog could raise 10 babies in a year. This is unlikely, as most of these baby hedgehogs would die. A more realistic figure is that a female could raise 2, possibly 3 babies a year. Hedgehogs leave their nests when they are about 4 to 5 weeks old, and they then must learn to fend for themselves. 1 out of 5 hedgehogs die before they leave the nest.