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Hi Aggie

Yes, hedgehogs do have to be careful when mating with all those spines and the female has to co-operate. They apparently need to get into a special position. I have some video where a female hedgehog has actually lifted the whole area of her spines up above her back legs , which would make it much easier. Whether that forms a part of the procedure, I am not sure, but if not, I’m not sure why not! But difficult to see when the male is normally covering that area with his body during mating. But, hogs have incredible muscles around their spines, not least to be able to roll up. She actually looked a bit like a poodle with a fancy haircut! Unfortunately I couldn’t see what she was doing just before.

Don’t worry about not being able to work a camera, I’m sure you’ll be fine. Once they are set up it’s very easy. There are usually various settings that you need to decide which you want to use. i.e. photos or video, day, night or both – that sort of thing. But once you have one, you probably won’t want to be without it! Mine emit red light in varying degrees, but the hogs don’t seem to mind at all.