Hand rearing baby hedgehog orphans.
How to release rehabilitated hedgehogs back to the wild
The pigment of hedgehog noses turns pink with age. How to identify the age of a wild hedgehog.
Hedgehog romance - hedgehog courtship behaviour.
How to identify hedgehog poo. My guide to wildlife poo in your garden.
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
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 Hedgehog strimmer injuries
How to tell whether your visiting hedgehog is a boy or a girl.
"I want a garden hedgehog!" If I had a pound for every time I've heard that, I would be a rich woman! I look for suitable hedgehog release sites for hedgehogs that have spent time being rehabilitated in the hedgehog hospital. I want the best of the best for these hedgehogs and below are my… Continue reading Homes for hedgehogs
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?