Animal Weight

How much does a Desert hedgehog weight?

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

An adult Desert hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) on average weights 352 grams (0.78 lbs).

The Desert hedgehog is from the family Erinaceidae (genus: Paraechinus). It is usually born with about 8 grams (0.02 lbs). They can live for up to 4.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18.1 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Desert 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 Desert hedgehog is 352 grams (0.78 lbs)

The desert hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae.

Animals of the same family as a Desert hedgehog

We found other animals of the Erinaceidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert hedgehog

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

Animals with the same size as a Desert hedgehog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Desert hedgehog

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Desert hedgehog

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Desert hedgehog: