Hedgehog in garden
Helping hedgehogs

Find a hedgehog rescue

How to find a hedgehog rescue for sick and injured hedgehogs.

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.

Hedgehog trapped in plastic rubbish
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Hedgehogs trapped in plastic rubbish

Hedgehogs get trapped in discarded plastic waste - read about the dangers and what you can do to help.

Studying poo under the microscope
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Hedgehog parasites

Hedgehog internal parasites and how to treat them.

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

Three legged wild hedgehog amputee
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Wild hedgehog amputee

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

Hedgehogs feeding in garden
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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 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?