With this research, we collect weights and sort them by gender, age and color to create guidelines for novice breeders and owners. This way they know how their hedgehog should grow and what weight they can expect at a certain age. While weight isn't a solid health line, it helps owners and breeders see if their hedgehog is below average and adjust their hedgehog's diet and care.
The research also helps us see which colors are usually smaller and if there is any difference between males and females. This, along with the health research, helps us to spot fainter colors that may have more problems and thus helps us see the general health of the species.
How can you help us
You can fill in the application form to send us the weight of your hedgehogs and tell us their colors and ages.