Did You Know Hedgehogs Can Float?

Posted by Tori Holmes
Did you know hedgehogs can float? | Wide Open Pets

What happens when you put a hedgehog into a sink full of water? You end up with a "hedgeboat"!

What many people don't know is that not only are hedgehogs great swimmers, they have a natural buoyancy that is oh-so-cute.

Don't believe us? Just take a look at this little floating hedgehog.

Do you want to turn your own hedgehog into a hedgeboat? The first thing you need to do is get them comfortable in and around water.

To do this, hold them securely in your hands while slowly dipping them into the water. At first, your hedgehog may seem a bit nervous but the more they are exposed to water, the more comfortable and calm they will be in it.

Once they are comfortable being in the water, all you have to do is have them curl into a ball and you can place them on their backs. Nature will take care of the rest!

But remember, always use lukewarm water and make sure your hedgehog has an exit route for when they're tired. Using a washcloth or towel to create a small island is an easy way to do this. And never leave your hedgehog unattended!

Float on, little buddy!

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Did You Know Hedgehogs Can Float?