The most obvious differences between hedgehogs and porcupines are size and defense mechanisms. A hedgehog is significantly smaller than a porcupine. It curls into a ball with spikes facing outward to ward off predators; ... More »

Good treats for hedgehogs include meats, eggs, insects, rice, fruits and vegetables. Give treats in moderation to hedgehogs as a supplement to a balanced diet. More »

Primary predators of porcupines include coyotes and bobcats who like their large body size and ample supply of meat. Some wolves and owls also hunt porcupines. Relative to other rodents, porcupines have a small number of... More »

Coyotes are smaller than fully grown wolves and have pointier muzzles and larger ears. There is some overlap in coat color between coyotes and gray wolves. Wolves have a greater range of possible fur colors, while coyote... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

One major difference between a lion and a crocodile is that the lion is a mammal, and the crocodile is a reptile. A lioness gives birth to live young and nurses them with her milk. A crocodile lays eggs and covers them w... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

The European hedgehog is a small mammal with long legs, a short tail, small ears and a pig-like snout. It generally grows to around 14 inches in length and weighs two pounds. Its most notable feature is the array of 7,00... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

The male molly is more slender and has a gonopodium, a modified anal fin functioning as a reproductive organ, while the female is longer and rounder in size. The female Poecilia sphenops, commonly known as a molly, is ge... More » Pets & Animals Mammals