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Old 01-21-2011, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new hedgehog 2 weeks ago and I was told by the breeder that she was a girl. But after I noticed that she had what looked like a belly button on her tummy about an inch from her tail, I became suspicious that my baby girl was really male. I looked up what the difference between a male and female hedgehog looks like, but its kind of hard to tell.
Recently, however, I saw my hedgie peeing and something came out of this little thing that looked like a belly button. Is what I saw come out really her private parts? If so, does this mean she is really a male?
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am almost 100% sure your hedgie is a boy. Can you provide a picture? usually females will have a little bump really close to their tail. Less than a centimeter, but boys have what has been described to me when looking for sexes is a 'belly button.' depending on how old the hedgie is it depends how far away the sheath is (belly button) from the tail. But what your describing to me definitely makes it seem like you have a boy.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Keeping in mind that Pooka's hedgie NAPOLEON just had babies...personally, I'd take her advice with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Boys


Girl
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Thanks Nancy, I couldn't find any pictures of the difference online
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't have much to add, I just had to say that I LOVE the expression on that second baby boy's face! Best hedgie glare I've ever seen!
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, none of them were to thrilled to be getting a picture of their privates taken.
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Ohhhh dear. My Rosie is deffinitely a boy.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Does that make Rosie a Ross now?
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I remember these wonderful pictures from Nancy too!!! The first one is like "Whoa, who turned the lights on!" They are just adorable pictures. Who are they Nancy?
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