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Author Topic: Is snoring purely a human practice? Or do other animals regularly snore too?  (Read 663 times)

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I've known one or two dogs to do it now and then when 'dreaming' - But is snoring mostly a human thing?
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Lots of animals snore, dogs, cats, pigs, and - if you ever hear an unearthly and terrifying growling sound from your garden at night . it will be a hedgehog. They must be the champion snorers of the world!

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Lots of animals snore, dogs, cats, pigs, and - if you ever hear an unearthly and terrifying growling sound from your garden at night . it will be a hedgehog. They must be the champion snorers of the world!

Hedgehogs snore?   Well, I never knew that, Jacques.  But then again, I haven't seen a hedgehog for years - at least, not an un-flat one.

The reason I originally asked this snoring question was because a friend had had told me that of all the animals in the world only gorillas habitually snore...and I think the emphasis here has to be on 'habitually snore' as in regularly snore. Not just sometimes snore.

That probably lets out cats and dogs and maybe even pigs I think - but, like most people, I can't say that I am at all well acquainted with sleeping pigs.

All told, I have to say I am not quite sure about your snoring hedgehogs either, Jacques.  Do they regularly snore?  Or only after a particularly heavy Friday night out?

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ya got me. Regularly was the word I obviously ignored. May well be that hedgehogs only snore after a night out, or that they snore only when they have head colds or sinus problems. Beyond me, I'm afraid.