The pigment of hedgehog noses turns pink with age. How to identify the age of a wild hedgehog.
Treating the wounds of a hedgehog found with a plastic cable tie around its body.
Don't have a hog roast this bonfire night - move your bonfire on the day of lighting or check carefully for wildlife.
Hygiene is vital when running a wildlife rescue. Find out why wearing gloves is so vital.
How to tell if your visiting hedgehog is a healthy size and shape or might be sick.
Information about how to treat hedgehogs with ringworm and mange.
How to tell if a wild hedgehog is blind.
The story of Octavia hedgehog who was saved despite a vet saying to give up on her.
Treating wounds and abscesses in wild hedgehogs.
My story - how I became a wild hedgehog rehabilitator.
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
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
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
Honey, a wild European hedgehog, has hydrotherapy treatment.
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
"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!
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?
What to feed wild hedgehogs in your garden.