The first wild hedgehog has woken up from hibernation in my garden and he’s really thirsty.
Look how much he drinks!
I leave out a shallow bowl of water all year round. You’d be amazed how much a small hedgehog needs to drink. Providing water helps to prevent them venturing into dangerous places like ponds. In Summer, water is even more vital when they can easily die from dehydration.
I’m getting reports of hedgehogs waking up from hibernation all around the country. This hedgehog has emerged the same week as the first from last year. I’m in York and you will see from the video that the night time temperature is 7 degrees.