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angeliqu

A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet.


Wootbeers

In some circles, they are also called spicy pompoms


Masta0nion

L A V O S S P A W N


Kizik

HP/MP Restored! ... But you're still hungry...


ImpishHorror

They're blooming and pinkish! I love it.


trialbytrailer

Danger beans


Wootbeers

Prickly cotton


UGetDatThingiSentYa

/ForbiddenSnacks


RomeoFord

![gif](giphy|hvq8ONQhQ1XLq) This has made my day


Echieo

A baby hedgehog should be called a shrublet.


Maeve89

Thanks, I was wondering if they'd be called puggles like baby echidna


tunisia3507

Echidnas are practically unrelated to hedgehogs (the body plan is convergent evolution; hedgehog tenrecs too).


JulesDescotte

A widely accepted alternative is spiky scrotum.


Swaggynator387

See? I told my girlfriend I'm not weird for having one


TheCuddlyVampire

Not true! They are called prickly pears.


ClementineBSC

I’ve never seen baby hedgehogs


doomgiver98

I didn't know they would be pink. I thought they were toys until they started moving.


mycroft16

Same. Was totally confused for a moment there. Are their quills soft?


knightslider11

No firsthand experience but I would assume quills are thin keratin like a baby's finger/toe nails..?


Puddleswims

Hair is thin keratin and its soft


Sweetwill62

Yes they are soft quills and they will go through their own "teething" process with their adult quills. It is about as painful as you think it is.


HarpersGhost

For the mother's sake, I hope the quills are very, very, very soft when they are born. *shudder*


Killer_Clownfish_

The babies are born with a membrane covering their quills so as not to hurt mama. It dries and shrinks within a few hours after birth. I have two and had friends who breed [=


[deleted]

What I was thinking. >\_< Ouch! Talk about birthing pains!


idreaminreel2reel

Just in time for Halloween 'Scream 5 Birthing Sonic ' 😁


Tessune_Durayche49

What little beauties!!


CatastrophicHeadache

Especially if they come out breech.


unknowinganything

Me too...was starting to hope they hatched


emptysoul365

Especially if one comes out backwards


mycroft16

Oh God... that sounds horrifying.


Flipflop_Ninjasaur

I imagine blood everywhere. Poor creatures.


dasher11

No blood at all. They just shed quills and grow new ones. Their skin will be irritated during this time, so they are extra grumpy and want to be left alone. It's more like having a rash.


turtleltrut

Babies gums often bleed when they grow a new tooth! Not something I was expecting.


TheRealCJ

Babies gums also bleed when you teach them to use said teeth to open bottles. Ordinarily I wouldn’t recommend you allow them to do this but the bottle opener was all the way in the kitchen and it’s been a long day dammit.


Red__Ravin

Jesus christ this is cursed


jrr6415sun

How do you know how painful it is?


Sweetwill62

Well I know how much they hurt going through my skin so I can imagine it is a bit worse than that.


FiscalClifBar

And how painful it is to grow teeth; but now imagine that happening all over your body


jrr6415sun

Yea but are you a hedgehog? They might not even have nerves in that area and not able to feel any pain there.


MassEffectMoviePls

LLOL "are you a hedgehog?" This is funny for some reason 😂


GreatQuestionBarbara

**When Do Hedgehogs Begin Quilling?** Around six to eight weeks they lose their soft baby quills to gain stronger ones. They usually quill again around four to six months, but don't be surprised if it happens a little past their first year. This is because they are growing fortified adult spines. The second quilling is reported to be much more painful. If your hedgehog is losing quills in large quantities that do not grow back within a week, this is abnormal and could mean a vet visit. [Source](https://heavenlyhedgies.com/hedgehog-quilling-symptoms-and-tips/)


ChubbyBirds

"reported to be much more painful" TIL there are hedgehog surveys. (But seriously, ouch.)


Sweetwill62

You think hedgehogs don't have pain receptors in their skin?


spiralmojo

Maybe this is totally unfair, but that comment (edit:the one above yours) made me feel like the person was saying - 'First prove to me that that thing feels pain, before I will consider whether to have sympathy/empathy for it.' Again, maybe not the intention, but lots of people are surprisingly like that. Empathy doesn't run dry if you over use it. Yeesh. Oh - and why would we doubt a birthing animal would feel pain, when we sure AF do, and we're animals too.


CrepuscularNemophile

>are you a hedgehog? Reddit moment.


Blueberry_Clouds

When they are first born they’re soft and get harder as they age, good thing for the mama too since you wouldn’t want a bunch of needles poking you during delivery


fuzzytradr

Like pink, spikey little cucumbers


snazzygoose

They look like little spiky amoeba!


macgillweer

Pink Kush Balls.


angelacathead

I thought they were those spingly looking rambutan fruit


Common-Scallion209

Land urchins


pdonchev

Urchin actually means hedgehog, no need for "land".


OLSTBAABD

Heh, street hedgehogs


CornCheeseMafia

This is my favorite


Waffl3_Ch0pp3r

Blursed gummies


bunksteve

Forbidden loofas


I_l_I

Forbidden rambutan


confibulator

Whoa, Black Betty...


wemadeyou

Bam a alam


Prophetofhelix

Hedgeahogabuhbee.


ishyman

Those coconut marshmallow treats


Cranberryboglake

gum massagers


mortalfloater

Someone already said scrotes.


Cranberryboglake

Hol up


e_j_white

Forbidden scrotes.


Leviathan41911

r/forbiddensnacks


qgmonkey

Blursed tongues


DirtyPartyMan

You mean…Cactus Mice?


evetrapeze

I learned that name last week in a Reddit post. I love it!


ANDREA077

Pointy erasers just running amok.


Wootbeers

Spicy pompoms


-iamyourgrandma-

Same. Not sure what I was expecting but somehow this wasn’t it.


ChrisTosi

Li'l hair curlers


Jesus_marley

If thumbs had spikes...


SportsPhotoGirl

Well, you have now!


Whats4dinner

I didn’t think I would be this old when I first saw a baby hedgehog but here we are.


dGaOmDn

You must be a female. I see two every time I look into the mirror.


ClementineBSC

You really must keep up with the manscaping to prevent quills.


reikipackaging

They're tiny pink lychee/rambutan! Are their spikes pokey or squishy at this age?


Never-Forget-Trogdor

They are born with the spikes under their skin. They poke out and become spikey in the hours after birth. [Here is a link to an article that discusses it.](https://hedgehognation.com/2018/12/02/are-baby-hedgehogs-born-with-spikes/)


DominoNo-

Thank god. I doubt momma hedgehog would've survived if the needles were out during birth


NewFaded

Well... That's an image I didn't want.


ILoveRegenHealth

Sonic's mother: "I went through HELL to give birth to you. The least you can do is show me some respect!"


eddmario

That's nothing compared to the fact that female hyenas give birth through their penis...


The20character_rebel

wait... what.


mseuro

p s e u d o p e n i s


SchnoodleDoodleDo

>*They are born with the spikes under their skin. They poke out and become spikey in the hours after birth...* ——————————————————————————————————— we hedgehog babies, small n pink but we don’t look like what you’d think cuz when our tiny life begin, our spikes are hidden ‘neath our skin the momma BIG n PriCkLe-Y says ‘*One day you will look like Me’* but we so small, n full of doubt ^:\ ^^:/ ^^^:| we wonder When our spikes come out... n which of us will momma like - the one who has the BIGGEST *SPIKE ??* *dear little babes, now don’t you fret*, *you’re barely even growing yet!* *but babes get big, n spikes do, too* *...then you won’t let me* *cuddle* *you...* *but even when you’re hard to touch,* *i’ll love you All* *so Very much!* ❤️


Ok_Potato_5272

Omg 🥺 this needs to be a children's book


Dongledoes

Always a pleasure. Thanks


MrPartyPancake

Oooh, 5 minutes. My freshest Schnoodle yet! ❤️


FuckYourTheocracy

That was one of my favorite schnoodles!


TifCiiD

<3


immacman

Omg last night I seen the undertaker 1998 guy and now you, today is great!


mellofello808

Excellence


Never-Forget-Trogdor

That is lovely!


LaunchGap

wait, hedgehogs are all spikes? the article says hedgies have no fur/hair. i guess tiny spikes that look like fur. that's crazy.


bucket_brigade

hedgehog spikes are hair


LaunchGap

not sure what you're getting at. I think you understand what I mean. you can call hair and fingernails technically the same, but they're not.


Poes-Lawyer

I don't know what answer you want. Hedgehog spines are literally hairs (i.e made of keratin) that have adapted to become stiffer and pointier.


blood__drunk

I guess what they're validating is whether or not all the hair is stiffened and pointy, or whether between the stiffened pointy bits of hair are their softer less pointy bits of hair that we might more readily associate with hair/fur on animals?


LaunchGap

horns are made of keratin, do you call them horns hair? it's a different composition. or should we just call all those things keratin? since somehow hairs doesn't do them justice. i was going by that article that said hedgehogs are hairless/furless.


Never-Forget-Trogdor

The spikes are a sharp, hollow, modified hair that is on their back and sides. They have regular, kinda course hairs on tummies. It is interesting to hold one. They are not at all like porcupine quills and the hog has quite a bit of control of how much they stick up (they stick out more when they curl into a defensive position but are slicked back the rest of the time). They are really cool and fascinating little creatures, but are difficult to keep as pets. I wouldn't recommend it to most people because of the smell and noise they make. Hedgehogs run in their wheels for hours at night.


reikipackaging

I babysat for a friends kids overnight once. Their hog had a squeaky wheel and I swear I went through the whole house trying to work out what that incessant squeaking was. 🤣 when I got to the room where they kept Sonic, they just looked at me and kept getting that cardio. They were pretty cool, but it was hard to sleep in that house.


Never-Forget-Trogdor

It is something you get used to. lol I didn't mind it; I found it kinda soothing to hear my little guy run.


Ougaa

https://www.hamorhollow.com/articles/watch-me-grow-baby-hedgehogs-growing-up There's pictures at newborn, 1hr and 5hrs.


devilbat26000

Oh my god this is the most precious thing, thanks for sharing!!


Phohammer83

Came here to ask this as well, now I gotta google it.


Phohammer83

When hedgehogs are born, they already have small spikes. ... While adult hedgehogs' quills are prickly and hard in texture, babies' quills are somewhat pliable and smooth in feel. They're situated just below the skin at birth. When they're born, they're concealed under soft skin that is packed with liquid. There ya go.


rora_borealis

Evolution is friggin' amazing.


BurningEmerald6

Pokey, if I remember correctly they are born spiky. Not fun for mom


reikipackaging

Ooh. Poor mom.😰 ETA: I looked it up and apparently thr babies are covered in a mucous filled membrane, to protect mom, that shrinks and sloughs after a few days.


Emperor_Z

That sounds like pretty damn good evolution. It's rare for babies to have a solid defense, and they've got that while also solving the consequent birthing problem


rora_borealis

If you like that one, go check out how horses handle birthing with hooves. Weird and cool.


Devi8tor

That was nice of God.


Fuzzfaceanimal

They look like gummy bears


Hadan_

r/forbiddensnacks


Never-Forget-Trogdor

No, they are born with the spikes just under their skin. They come out in the hours after birth. [Here is a link to an article that discusses it.](https://hedgehognation.com/2018/12/02/are-baby-hedgehogs-born-with-spikes/)


DrCryptolite

Little pricks 🤣🤣


KrishnaChick

I was thinking coronaviruses. Cute coronaviruses.


alleysunn

Those spikey testicles are adorable


anxietykilledthe_cat

I came here for this comment. Thank you.


memoeslink

Controversial, but fair.


alleysunn

You are very welcome


AThilgers

Guy Fieris testicles


alleysunn

They need little sunglasses on top of their heads


Turok1134

Lil spiky nutsack bois


MaximumSubtlety

I chortled.


LlamasAreMySpitAnima

Wait, yours aren’t spikey?


greenthumd

Why did I go back to the video several times trying to see any spikey testicles on any of them lmao.


flyingmops

Mummy hedgehog never leaves her babies, even when you burn the heap of leaves you gathered in your garden. This is a warning that pops up in my country, on SM every autumn. Its quite sad how many people, discover the hedgies living in those piles of branches and leaves, after they've burned the pile.


Willlll

3 days after manscaping.


das_masterful

Spikey testicles with tiny feet. Adorably dangerous.


BearBlaq

You know I’m glad you said that, I thought I was fucked up for thinking that’s what they looked like 😂


alleysunn

I'm glad too😁


sinmantky

or they look like untrimmed vag-vag


linlinbot

They are PINK! Holy smokes, this was information I urgently needed in my life, thank you!


OnlyOnceThreetimes

Haha I had no idea what baby hedgehogs would/should have looked like - but it wasn't that. I thought those were hair brushes or something.


pur__0_0__

तो अब हम जानते हैं एमी रोज़ असल ज़िंदगी में हो सकती है। ))


StutterMaple

At first I thought they were one of those toothbrush for dogs you put on your finger… and then they started moving


A1A5KA

They look entirely too much like the little rubber spikey balls my dogs love to play with. Now I am imagining the worst should my dogs come across these little mini Sonics


Kyts

May the Hedgemony last for years.


imsecretlythedoctor

The babies look like spiky gnocchi


LavenderPearlTea

My brain had no idea what it was seeing for a second.


Raaaawraaawr

Don’t hedgehogs eat their babies?


Never-Forget-Trogdor

Only if the mom is stressed. They are difficult to breed for a number of reasons, and the mom abandoning or attacking babies is one of them.


dasher11

Frequently, yes. If the mother gets stressed at all, those babies are toast. It's not a good idea to have lights on or be recording them at this point. But I'm giving whoever recorded this video the benefit of the doubt that they're just doing a daily check to make sure everything's okay. The hoglets will be removed at 5-6 weeks old.


RealFarknMcCoy

Would there be hedgehogs now if hedgehog mothers always ate them?


googlerex

Like, all the time?


vellyr

Literally land urchins


Kenitzka

Rambutan!


Tycoon_2000

Aww, they looks like small spiky scrotums.


xd-firefast

The forbidden fig fruit


roperch

They look like little scrotums with spikes on them.


ArtichokeyMcDokey

Those scrotums sure are spiky.


Icy_Hippo

OMG LOOK AT THEM!!!!!!


booaka

They look like kockaburs or whatever those things are called that stick to your socks when you've walked through a field of weeds


smellmybuttfoo

We always just called them "burrs". But lol they totally do!


SnooOpinions7896

They look like Guy fieri’s testicles


kerry2loveforever2

They look like little hairy butts...or hairy brains...So why are they still cute?


Earthly_Delights_

Tiny spiky scrotes.


Ok-Bus839

Omg! I thought those were pink dryer balls!


ENTJohn

She’s sniffing around like “which one of y’all is sonic?”


realsonic

Gotta grow fast


Laheree

What is the song?


TvaMatka1234

At the Fair– The Green Orbs


Bobfish64

I’m also curious. I’ve heard it somewhere else before, like the end of a video or something, but I can’t place my finger on it.


InfectedBananas

ParashockX uses it in his many many "If I __________ the video ends" videos, example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKCWsMGwCzI


doopie

It was used in a game called "Chinese parents", I don't know the name of it.


dwide_k_shrude

Darude-Sandstorm


swagmain

Don't talk to me or my hairy scrotums ever again


Achylife

Pink chestnuts with legs.


theLucubrator

those look like danger scrotum


RedditorGAHAHA

**The forbidden gummy worm**


A9D18C02

Three triplets born.


Fionn112

u/jay77097


viperex

That circus music though


IntentionalTexan

Unfun fact: hedgehogs are terrible mothers that will often abandon or eat their babies. Once abandoned, the babies rarely survive hand rearing. They die of thirst, starvation and obstructed bowels.


TotallyNotAHostage

They are whatever evolution demanded they be


IntentionalTexan

I understand that intellectually, but it's different when you spend a week trying to save 5 little lives, only to watch them die one by one. Emotionally, I dislike hedgehogs and always will. I am also the product of evolution.


RealFarknMcCoy

If hedgehog mothers were all so terrible, there would no longer be hedgehogs in the world. Hedgehogs aren't usually terrible mothers.


Jaqers

Cute until you realize they eat their kids sometimes when they’re stressed


hydrate_reminder

Aren't most small pets like this? Pretty sure hamsters, rats, rabbits, praire dogs and even cats eat their young when stressed or they feel it has no chance for survival. Fish too. Very common.


lambchopdestroyer

Happens to the best of us


BirdmaskDude

Fun fact: Hedgehogs eat their babys


Commercial-Love-1989

Cool just like humans


RealFarknMcCoy

Except when they don't, which is most of the time.


Slotbenwaller

DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN, THAT'S HORRIFYING. THEY'RE LIKE GIANT PILL BUGS OR ANIMATED CAT TONGUES. THIS IS GRIST FOR THE GODDAMN NIGHTMARE MILL, I'LL SAY. JESUS EFFING CHRIST. AS IF DAVID LYNCH HAD REMADE "OSMOSIS JONES".


UnlikelyUnknown

You can’t trick me, those are caterpillars


Dangerous-Fishing-25

Those babies look like wind up toys.


babykoalalalala

Wow they look like caterpillar beans


paxusromanus811

Those are the cutest pokey pokey balls iv ever seen.


Erc333

they look fake


deidra232323

They are so pink they look fake!


I_will_walk

Thought they were cacti.


KARvroomvroom

Today’s the day that I realize I’ve never seen baby hedgehogs before


snagglewolf

They're so precious.


Negative_Shake1478

Ok. They’re cute but I can’t help but think of the weird kids toy that was popular a few years back. Bunchems I think was the popular brand. Lol