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How old is my hedgehog? How to identify an elderly hedgehog

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

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Hedgehog hibernation weights – when to rescue Autumn Juveniles

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.

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Why you shouldn’t feed hedgehogs mealworms

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

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How to create a hedgehog highway

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

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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

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Build a hedgehog feeding station

Want to feed hedgehogs but not your neighbourhood cats? A hedgehog feeding station may well be the answer. It also helps to keep the food and the hedgehog dry when it is raining. Hedgehogs aren't keen on rain! There are lots of options for feeding stations. You can buy a ready made one, I use… Continue reading Build a hedgehog feeding station

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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