AFRICAN HEDGEHOG Atelerix albiventris
The African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) is an insectivorous mammal whose weight varies from 200 grams to 600. Generally the male is bigger than the female. In captivity the animal can live up to 6 years. The African hedgehog has the upper body covered with squills, while the belly is covered with a soft fur. The squills, covering it on the back, are 0.5-1 cm long and are white and brown. It's a nocturnal animal and it doesn't go to lethargy. The hedgehog is a lone animal, in nature he meets with the females only for reproduction. If you want to try to live together, you have to live in small groups where the present male is one.