Wild European hedgehog
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Hedgehog rescue costs

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

Elderly wild hedgehog old wild hedgehog
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How old is my 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.

Ringworm and mange hedgehog
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Hedgehog ringworm and mange

Information about how to treat hedgehogs with ringworm and mange.

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

Strimmed hedgehog
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Hedgehog strimmer injuries

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

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?