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Ageing a hedgehog

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lizzydrippin | 22:34 Sun 17th Jul 2011 | Animals & Nature
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I know its very difficult to age a hedgehog, but Im sure someone told me once that there's something about the ends of their quills being white meant that they are under a year old (or something). Anyone have a clue?

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Don't know about young hoggy's colour, but have a look at these mutant colours.

http://hedgehogcentral.com/colorguide.shtml
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There is no reliable way of determining the age of a live hedgehog - period. Even post-mortem examination can leave some uncertainty in the result. For more than you'll ever need to know about hedgehogs, see...

http://wildlife1.wild...us/07WEHLifePhys.html

The very last item considers age estimation..
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