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Long-eared hedgehogs mate once a year, between July and September. The litter size is between one and four babies. Learn more about the Long-eared hedgehog – with amazing Long-eared hedgehog videos, photos and facts on Arkive. AnAge entry for Hemiechinus auritus. Classification (HAGRID: Genus: Hemiechinus; Species: Hemiechinus auritus; Common name: Long-eared hedgehog.

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Conclusion Our results suggest that pet owners especially those keep hedgehog should be aware about hazards that may pose by these animals. The other ectoparasite that hemiechinuw identified on studied hedgehogs was H. Leave this field empty. After two weeks the babies are fully covered with their new spines.

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Unlike other species the pterygoids of the skull do not inflate and they do not relay information to the tympanic membrane. Species of flea Siphonaptera infesting pets and hedgehogs in Germany.

They are nocturnal solitary hedgehogs. Hekiechinus Behaviors motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits The long-eared desert hedgehog is omnivorous but feeds mainly on small invertebrates and insects.

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Long-eared hedgehog

Hedgehogs are solitary and sleep rolled up individually in their burrows, except during the breeding season when females keep offspring with them. Long-eared hedgehog conservation While there are currently no specific conservation measures in place for the long-eared hedgehog, it is known to occur in several protected areas throughout its range 1. They also consume eggs, fruit, vegetables and even small vertebrates such as lizards and snakes.


A nocturnal animal, the long-eared hedgehog may wander up to nine kilometres at night in search of food 5. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Long-eared hedgehog threats There are currently no known major threats to this species 1. Although it is clear that hedgehogs are susceptible to these helminths, their role as a reservoir host in the epizootiology of these parasites requires further study. Keeping in mind that Hedgehogs are known as potential host for some variants of Anaplasma phagocytophilumtick—born encephalitis virus TBEVRickettsia felis, Eucoleus aerophiluscausative agent of pulmonary infection which resembled a bronchial carcinoma and at least four species of Lyme spirochetes Foldvari et al.

The spines quadruple in length within 5 hours after birth and after 2 weeks, the babies are fully covered with them. Long-eared hedgehog biology A nocturnal animal, the long-eared hedgehog may wander up to nine kilometres at night in search of food 5.

It has recently become more closely associated with humans and is commonly found in gardens and other urban green areas 4. The long-eared hedgehog spends the daytime in a burrow, either an existing burrow dug by another animal, or one that has been dug by the hedgehog. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom. Usually collected tick species and their abundance from a host in a certain area is correspondent with tick fauna in that region.

Nocturnal Active at night.

Welcome to the site, take a look around and find your animal side! There is very limited published data on the prevalence of helminth parasites in H. Gestation is days; the young’s eyes open after one week, and baby hedgehogs eat solid food after three weeks.


In South America it includes the scrub ecotone between forest and paramo. Favorite foods include grasshoppers, beetles, and other insects. The young open their eyes one week after birth, and after just two weeks the young are fully covered with spines. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. In the similar studies on other hedgehog species in Iran and other part of the world Archaeopsylla erinacei have been reported as the main flea species infesting studied animals Foldvari et al.

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Open in a separate window. Long-eared hedgehogs dig their own burrows usually under busheswhich are approximately 45 cm long and have a single opening. They inhabit arid areas: Parasitological studies revealed that collected ticks were Rhipicephalus turanicus and Haemaphysalis erinacei. Moreover; Khaldi et al. Helminths of hedgehogs, Erinaceus europaeus and E. Matheus, the black-and-white hawk-eagle. Ernest Hemiechjnus Limited, London. Presence of the spines on hedgehogs have often led people to wonder how mating is accomplished.

There is no he,iechinus data about parasites of this species in Iran and other part of the world. Long-eared hedgehog range The long-eared hedgehog has a large range, stretching from Libya and Egypt in the west, through south-west Asia, to central China 1.

They have also been observed to use the burrows hemiechinua other small mammals. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat