At the slightest hint of danger I roll myself into a ball, all spines out to discourage my aggressor!
Quiet inhabitant of your garden, I can be found all through Europe. I live on plains, in woods, even in city parks! I am mostly active at night, which is the moment I prefer to look for my favourite food: earth worms. I can also eat all sorts of insects, slugs, mushrooms and fruits.
In Autumn, I eat more to prepare for hibernation through Winter. I’ll spend the coldest months in my nest, rolled in a ball.
If you want to glimpse me in your garden, you can leave out some dry dog (or cat) food and let a corner of the garden run wild, with branches so I can hide. But do not touch me: I am a wild animal covered in spines!
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
Up to 30 cm
400 to 1800 g
MY LIFE SPAN
8 to 10 years
4 to 6 babies
WHAT DO I EAT?
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
Coq en Pâte is a French clothing and accessories brand for babies and kids which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. Coq en Pâte is a great concept store to find eco-friendly and original gift ideas!
Coq en Pâte are supporting NGOs, scientists and associations devoted to wildlife conservation, in France and abroad.
Coq en Pâte finances programs aimed at educating and engaging children in wildlife conservation.
Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.