Wild European hedgehog
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The cost of hedgehog rescue

The cost of wildlife rescue. Find out how much it costs to save wild lives.

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Hedgehog self annointing
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Baby hedgehog self anointing

A baby hedgehog 'self annointing'. They exhibit this strange behaviour, involving foaming at the mouth and licking their spines when they encounter new tastes and smells.

Silver wren silver bird charm
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Tiny silver owl and bird

Silver owl charms and bird ornaments handmade in solid silver.

Cleaning hedgehog nest box
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When to clean your hedgehog box

Hedgehog nest box cleaning - when and how to clean your hedgehog hibernation house

Wild hedgehog drinking from a water bowl
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Hedgehogs waking early from hibernation

Hedgehogs are waking early from hibernation in this mild weather. Find out how you can help hungry thirsty hedgehogs.

Wild hedgehog in hedgehog box
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Releasing hedgehogs back to the wild

How to release rehabilitated hedgehogs back to the wild

Spring wildlife garden
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Top plants for hedgehogs and wildlife

What plants to grow in your garden to attract hedgehogs and other wildlife.

Elderly wild hedgehog old wild hedgehog
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How to age a hedgehog

The pigment of hedgehog noses turns pink with age. How to identify the age of a wild hedgehog.

Hedgehog wound from plastic cable tie
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Hedgehog trapped in plastic cable tie

Treating the wounds of a hedgehog found with a plastic cable tie around its body.

Wild hedgehog in hedgehog box
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Hedgehog hibernation weights

What weight does a hedgehog need to be to survive hibernation? When should you be concerned about small hedgehogs in your garden. Read more to find out.

Silver pebble pendants by little silver hedgehog
Handmade silver jewellery, Helping hedgehogs

Birthstone jewellery

Explore my unique collection of handmade silver birthstone pebble pendants, bracelets, charms and earrings.

Hedgehog water bowl
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Autumn gardening for hedgehogs

Leave the leaves - top tips for wildlife gardening for hedgehogs this Autumn.

Homemade DIY hedgehog house hedgehog box
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Do hedgehogs use hedgehog houses?

The results of the first ever Hedgehog Housing Census are in and they reveal hedgehogs do use hedgehog houses. Find out how you can attract a hedgehog to your hedgehog box.

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Hedgehog with rat trap injury

Rat traps can cause serious harm to hedgehogs - find out more about the dangers they pose to wildlife.

Hedgehog friendly pond
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How to create a hedgehog friendly pond

Hedgehogs can swim but they can't swim forever. Read how to make your pond hedgehog friendly and provide an escape route for wildlife.

Birthstone paw pendant and birthstone pet charm
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Paw print jewellery for pet lovers

My silver paw print jewellery is the purrfect gift for any pet lover.

wild hedgehog diet
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What do wild hedgehogs eat

What do wild hedgehogs eat? Why hedgehogs prefer eating beetles to slugs and what food you should leave out for hedgehogs.

Hedgehog trapped in plastic rubbish
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Hedgehogs trapped in plastic rubbish

Hedgehogs get trapped in discarded plastic waste - read about the dangers and what you can do to help.

Spring wildlife garden
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York wildlife garden in Spring

Join this video tour of my wildlife garden and discover my top tips for creating your own wildlife garden.

How to choose a wildlife trail camera, night camera
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Tips for choosing a wildlife camera

Top tips for choosing a wildlife camera for your garden.

Hedgehog friendly fencing
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Hedgehog nest building

Video of a wild hedgehog collecting leaves to build its Winter nest.

Ringworm and mange hedgehog
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Treating hedgehog ringworm and mange

Information about how to treat hedgehogs with ringworm and mange.

Blind wild hedgehog
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How to identify a blind hedgehog

How to tell if a wild hedgehog is blind.

Studying poo under the microscope
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Hedgehog internal parasites

Hedgehog internal parasites and how to treat them.

Wild hedgehogs in garden
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Why mealworms are bad for hedgehogs

Why it is bad for hedgehogs to feed them mealworms, peanuts and sunflower hearts.

Hedgehog hole hedgehog highway
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How to create a hedgehog highway

How to create a hedgehog hole to link gardens with a hedgehog highway.

Hedgehog with foot injuries
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Hedgehog with foot and limb injuries

Treatment of a hedgehog with foot injuries.

Homemade DIY hedgehog house hedgehog box
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Where to place your hedgehog house

How to site your hedgehog box to attract a resident. I've made a little video with my top tips. A great read once you've bought one or made your own using my guide. Research indicates that how you site your hedgehog box is very important for your chances of attracting a resident so I do… Continue reading Where to place your hedgehog house

Wild European hedgehog
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Hedgehog metabolic bone disease

Treating a hedgehog with metabolic bone disease Meet Benjamin. He is very poorly with metabolic bone disease. Benjamin was admitted to my rescue at only 330g. He has been surviving by eating bird seed over the Winter. https://youtu.be/BVczpRkgjHQ Benjamin has metabolic bone disease. Basically, his bones are very thin due to calcium deficiency. This is… Continue reading Hedgehog metabolic bone disease

Three legged wild hedgehog amputee
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Wild hedgehog amputee

Can wild hedgehogs survive with three legs? Meet Rupert. He arrived with me in 2016 as a small hoglet. He was only 300g. When I inspected him I could smell that something wasn't right. Wildlife rescuers go a lot by smell - you get to know the smell of infection and poo that is not… Continue reading Wild hedgehog amputee

Strimmed hedgehog
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Treating a hedgehog strimmer injury

The sound of people people using a strimmer sets my teeth on edge. I hate them! They do so much damage to wildlife including hedgehogs, frogs and toads. This is the story of Holly and her journey to recovery from a terrible strimmer wound. She was found at the end of July with her head… Continue reading Treating a hedgehog strimmer injury

DIY hedgehog feeding station
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DIY hedgehog feeding station

How to build a DIY hedgehog feeding station and where to site your feeding station.

male wild hedgehog
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How to sex a hedgehog

Is my visiting hedgehog a girl or a boy? I'm often asked this question. The challenge of working it out often leads to many just being called 'Spike', which I guess works for either..... There are a few ways you can tell what sex your hedgehog is. The first does depend on the hedgehog being… Continue reading How to sex a hedgehog

Hedgehog in garden
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Find a hedgehog rescue

Information about how to find a hedgehog rescue for sick and injured hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs feeding in garden
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WANTED – homes for hedgehogs!

"I want a garden hedgehog!" If I had a pound for every time I've heard that, I would be a rich woman! I'm on the lookout for suitable hedgehog release sites for hedgehogs that have spent the time in care. I want the best of the best for these rehabilitated hedgehogs so please let me… Continue reading WANTED – homes for hedgehogs!

hibernating hedgehog
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Hibernating hedgehog – dead or alive?

How can you tell if a hedgehog is hibernating? This is a question I am frequently asked by my foster carers, a network of special people who support me with looking after rehabilitated hedgehogs over the Winter period. These hedgehogs missed the deadline for release before the weather turned cold and, if they are well… Continue reading Hibernating hedgehog – dead or alive?

Hedgehog in garden
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Hedgehog friendly wildlife gardening

How to create a hedgehog friendly garden The sound of a hedgehog snuffling round your garden has got to be one of nature's most glorious delights but hedgehog numbers are in sharp decline with habitat loss and human activity thought to be the biggest causes. There are now believed to be less than a million wild… Continue reading Hedgehog friendly wildlife gardening