What is the most recognizable feature of a hedgehog?

The most recognizable feature of a hedgehog is its spines. There are essentially hollow hairs which are stiffened with keratin, the same material that makes up hair and nails.

Hedgehogs are omnivorous, feeding on small invertebrates,

  • A hedgehog primarily uses its spines for self-defense.
  • It is not venomous nor barbed.
  • The spines hedgehog does not detach easily as like porcupines.

mice, snakes, frogs, toads, grass, berries, fruits, and eggs of birds.

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