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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Difference between a male and female hedgehog? Reply To: Difference between a male and female hedgehog?

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Hi HedgehogHappy

Not sure I have got this right. I think you mean H1 is biffing Big H, which would make me think they might both be males. It is normally the female who huffs, which makes me think that H2 might be a female. H1, who it sounds as if, is the more dominant male might not biff H2 because she is a female, but she may be a youngster so that he is not really interested in her.

There is no guarantee about any of that though. Here, females will, occasionally give other hogs a biff. But that would be my guess if I am reading what you said right. You cannot tell the difference by size. Some of the males can be smaller than some of the females.

There is a description of the difference between males and females on Sometimes you can tell when they scratch.

Hope that hasn’t just muddied the waters even more! Hope you are enjoying their antics – sounds as if you are. Good luck – keep watching!