Blind wild hedgehog
Helping hedgehogs

Blind hedgehogs – how to tell if a hedgehog is blind

How to tell if a wild hedgehog is blind.

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Three legged wild hedgehog amputee
Helping hedgehogs

Hedgehog leg amputation – three legged hedgehog

Can wild hedgehogs survive with a missing leg? 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… Continue reading Hedgehog leg amputation – three legged hedgehog

Wild European hedgehog
Helping hedgehogs

The cost of running a hedgehog hospital

What does it cost to run a hedgehog rescue? Of course you cannot put a price on the life of a hedgehog like Andy. Hedgehog numbers are in sharp decline and every prickly life is precious. But did you know that the vast majority of wildlife rescues are entirely self-funded and do it just for… Continue reading The cost of running a hedgehog hospital

Hedgehog in garden
Helping hedgehogs

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