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Home Forums Champions’ chat Hedgehog sexing?? Reply To: Hedgehog sexing??


Hi Vic n Sean,
It can be difficult to sex hedgehogs from a distance. It can be done with a hedgehog in the hand as the males willy is up in tummy area away from the anus. Females bits are closer together. Of course the hedgehog is likely to be rolled up anyway and handling hedgehogs should be left alone unless absolutely necessary. I don’t think body size would be an accurate indicator either.
By the sounds of it you have a good wildlife camera and i think that is your best way to tell them apart.
In the breeding season a male hedgehogs willy is huge so if you get a rear end view you will know for sure. If it doesn’t look like it has three back legs it will be female. I think if you persevere you will get some hedgehog pictures
soon enough. good luck