This part of the website is fully in English. If you want, you can get it translated by using our Google translate widget in the sidebar or on the bottom right on each page. 

** small note: Database is still in progress, but will be finished as soon as possible.

What’s in it for you?

We like to give appreciation to those who deserve it. Therefore we like to give our donators the chance to get their logo on the partner pages. However we would like to limit this to hedgehog related content only. So hedgeries, rescues, webshops, bloggers, instagrammers, etc. as long as it remains hedgehog related, feel free to fill out the fields ‘company name’ and ‘company website’ in any of the forms above so we can upload your logo to the partner pages!

But, to give credit to private donators as well we like to give you the option to check the box for approval of listing your full name and sirname on the partner pages as well.


The genetics research is all about determining colors and patters. Defining the wild type, reseaching the base genes and then making a full list of combined genes to determine the rest of the possible colors. It’s a long process which will take years to finish, but it helps breeders in many ways!

Data overview

This is the part of the database where you can find all of the litters and individual pedigrees of all colors and the special cases.


Research sheets

On this page, you can shee the research sheets from the colors and patterns that are already determined and researched. We also wil explain how the genes work, how they inherit and how they look on a hedgehog.


How can you help?

Do you want to help and donate your litter or individual pedigree? You will find a few different contact forms to fill in, depending on what you want to donate. It’s easy and doesn’t take much time, but it helps us massively!




The researches bout the weight gaining in hedgehogs, is to make a guideline for beginning breeders and new owners that might want to compare weight gaining. It also helps us to determine how their body works in certain situations. A pregnant hedgehog might gain weight but they often drop in weights as we, but why? Nobody seems to really know, which is why we want to find out!

Pregnant hedgehogs

This part of the database contains weights of pregnant hedgehogs. It has their weight from day 1 of the mating up to the day they have delivered their hoglets.



Here you’ll find the growth charts of litters. The litters are weighed each week until they move out and there are hoglets that might have stayed at the breeder and are weighed until they reach 12 months and become adults.



Adults that have been weighed, are displayed here. They are categorised to their age to see what’s the minimum weight, maximum weight, sizes and average weight for each catergory.



Seniors drop weight eventually, when they really get old. But when do they get old? These elderly hedgehogs are weighed from 4 years old until they pass away.


Send your data!

Do you want to submit your weights? There are multiple contact froms to send us your information.



We all know that hedgehogs can live anywhere from 4 years old up to 8 years and sometimes even a bit longer. But, what if the age goes up or down due to breeding? Is out average lifespan still correct or has it changed over time? What about the issues they get when they get older? Or are there any issues found more commonly in a certain color or is it all just bad luck? This is what we want to research in this project about their health.

Average age

By sending in the age of your hoglet when it died, we can determine the average lifespan of hedgehogs from a minimum to an maximum and a good average.


Age related issues

When you send in the issues with the form, after your hedgehog died, we can see if those issues are more common in certain age groups.


Color specific issues

If you submit the color of your passed away hedgehog along with the issues it had and the ge, we can even see if certain issues are more common in specific color which might share a gene.


Care to donate

Fill out the form on this page and you can donate information for all three of the subjects above.