We have several african hedgehogs. They are almost white color. Here are few interesting facts about these nocturnal animals.
Each hedgie has around 5,000 spines — each of which lasts about a year.
As they move through the hedges looking for worms and insects, they make a piggy grunting noise. Hence, hedge-hog.
They will eat slugs, beetles, caterpillars, etc., and do no harm gardens.
Hedgehogs are not affected by snakes venom.
The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. The emus range covers most of mainland Australia, but the Tasmanian emu and King Island emu subspecies became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788. ...
Emus live for 30 to 40 years. The female generally produces 10 to 15 dark green eggs annually (mainly in winter) that weigh over a pound and half (680 g) apiece, remaining productive for 16 years or more. Interestingly, the male sits on the nest during the entire 55-days incubation period, living off the fat on his back - literally.
Domesticated quail are descended from the Asian bird Coturnix japonica, or Japanese quail. These are related to the pheasant and not closely related to our wild bobwhite quail.
Quails lay around 280 – 290 eggs a year. They are small, but pack dense nutritional punch with miraculous benefits to your health.
Eggs are especially useful for children to enhance development, both physically and mentally. A child eats 2 quail eggs a day, has a better memory, a strong nervous system, sharp vision, better developed and less sick. It is no wonder the Japanese students eat two quail eggs per day (see http://sashiquailfirm.weebly.com/quail-eggs--health-benifit.html).
We are located on the beautiful mountains of WV, about 2.5 hours drive from DC. You are welcome to visit our farm and watch our animals and birds!
Please contact us before your visit for directions. GPS and Google Maps has difficulty finding our farm by address and may point you to the wrong directions.