Litter Size

How many babies does a European hedgehog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby European hedgehogs are in a litter?

A European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 15 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Erinaceus). An adult European hedgehog grows up to a size of 23.7 cm (0′ 10″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a European hedgehog is 4

The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), also known as the West European hedgehog or common hedgehog, is a hedgehog species found in Europe, from Iberia and Italy northwards into Scandinavia. It is a generally common and widely distributed species that can survive across a wide range of habitat types. It is a well-known species, and a favorite in European gardens, both for its endearing appearance and its preference for eating a range of garden pests. While populations are currently stable across much of its range, it is thought to be declining severely in Great Britain.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

European hedgehog is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with European hedgehog

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a European hedgehog

Other animals that usually reach the age of 14 years:

Animals with the same weight as a European hedgehog

What other animals weight around 789 grams (1.74 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a European hedgehog

Also reaching around 23.7 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: