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3. Hedgehogs are mammals because their babies are born alive. The male hedgehog is called a boar, the female is called a sow, and the babies are called hoglets. Mammals feed their young with milk from the mother's body. This is true with hedgehogs. The mother hedgie will nurse her hoglets about 2 to 3 weeks. After this time the sow will wean them and they will start to eat the food provided.

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