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Hedgehog FAQ [3/7] - Intro to Hedgehogs as pets
Section - <3.7> Do hedgehogs have tails?

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Yes, but barely.  There really is a tail under there.  Most hedgehogs have
only a pointed little nub of tail that spends almost all of its time hidden
under the quills.  This leaves the poor hedgehog looking for all the world
like he doesn't have a tail.

Here are a few interesting words from Katherine Long on hedgehog tails:

    My hhog, Ambergris, uses her tail - it isn't a useless appendage.  
    She uses it as a pusher when she is trying to go underneath stuff.  
    Strange and wondrous.

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Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
Hi, my hedgehog started running around her cage squealing so I took her out to see what was wrong. Her genital area was inflamed and she had open sores all around that area. I gave her a bath, but I'm really worried about her. Do you have any idea what this could be?
Thank you!

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