Daurskiy hedgehog

Daurian hedgehog, characterization, description and a photo

Daurian hedgehog, characterization, description and a photo

Daurskiy hedgehog – small mammal of the family Hedgehog. It dwells on the animal North Asia territories of Eastern Russia. Animal has short needles gray, brown. urchin body light gray without any other colors. Ears are large, oval-shaped. urchin body length does not exceed twenty-nine centimeters. Approximate length of the tail – thirty centimeters. Hedgehog weighs not much. Body weight does not exceed one and a half kilograms.

See hedgehog can be in the river valleys. They also live in the overgrown bushes, forest plantations.

They feed on hedgehogs animal feed plant. They eat everything found. Often there is a variety of insects, grass, rodents, frogs, small birds. animals also feed on fruits, vegetables. Each creature has its own taste preferences. Some people prefer insects, someone – grass. Daurskiy hedgehog does not build houses for themselves, as often does not stay in one place. They spend the night under the open sky. Females are hiding in the bush. Hedgehogs can not tolerate the heat, so the special activity of the animals observed in cloudy weather in the morning, in the evening. Almost all the time hedgehogs looking for a meal. Especially appetite wakes up in the summer. Therefore, the fall, they are gaining a lot of weight. Due to the change of temperature the animals hibernate. It usually occurs in late summer. Sometimes hedgehogs sleep in September. In the middle of spring animals awake. During the “hunger strike” they strongly grow thin. A week after hibernation, hedgehogs begin to multiply massively. Shortly before the birth of cubs, the female begins to seek refuge. More often it are burrows of rodents. Since they are small in size, the female burrows reworks. In early summer hedgehogs born. The first week they were defenseless, do not respond well to the environment. Two months later, defenseless babies begin an independent life. At the age of two Daurian hedgehogs can create their own family. In the wild, animals live up to four years in captivity urchins life expectancy doubles. Continuing conflicts arise between members of the family. Animals compete for females. The interesting thing is that after the first sexual intercourse female can not have contact with other partners, is give birth. The male takes no part in the lives of children. After mating, the female he leaves. A healthy hedgehog can give birth to eight cubs at a time.

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