Animal Weight

How much does a Brandt’s hedgehog weight?

It is hard to guess what a Brandt’s hedgehog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Brandt’s hedgehog (Paraechinus hypomelas) on average weights 213 grams (0.47 lbs).

The Brandt’s hedgehog is from the family Erinaceidae (genus: Paraechinus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 20.7 cm (0′ 9″). On average, Brandt’s hedgehogs can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 3.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Brandt's hedgehog is 213 grams (0.47 lbs)

Brandt’s hedgehog (Paraechinus hypomelas) is a species of desert hedgehog native to parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Brandt’s hedgehog is approximately the size of the West European hedgehog (about 500–1,000 g in weight and 25 cm in length), but has distinctively large ears similar to the long-eared hedgehog and is a much faster runner due to lighter (but still superior to the long-eared hedgehog) needle protection. It is a fast runner, but, unlike the long-eared hedgehog, predominantly nocturnal and uses cuddling tactic more often, although still employing “jumping” attack.Brandt’s hedgehog prefers arid desert areas and mountains. It often uses natural shelter, although it is still capable of digging dens when absolutely needed. It hibernates during colder weather.Its common name derives from its having first been described by Johann Friedrich von Brandt, a director of the Zoological Department at the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences.There are multiple subspecies of Brandt’s hedgehog; known as Paraechinus hypomelas hypomelas, Paraechinus hypomelas blanfordi, Paraechinus hypomelas seniculus, and the Paraechinus hypomelas niger. These variations of Brandt’s hedgehog arose due to allosteric isolation thousands of years ago. Glacial activity formed a land bridge to the islands of Hengam, Larak, and Qeshm, just off the coast of Iran. About 15,000 years ago, sea levels rose again, isolating the species from the mainland. Over time, size and color differences between the different groups began to appear, creating the different types of subspecies.

Animals of the same family as a Brandt’s hedgehog

We found other animals of the Erinaceidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Brandt’s hedgehog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Paraechinus hypomelas:

Animals with the same size as a Brandt’s hedgehog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Brandt’s hedgehog:

Animals with the same litter size as a Brandt’s hedgehog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Brandt’s hedgehog: