Wild hedgehog in hedgehog box
Helping hedgehogs

Releasing hedgehogs back to the wild

How to release rehabilitated hedgehogs back to the wild

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Hedgehog wound from plastic cable tie
Helping hedgehogs

Hedgehog trapped in plastic cable tie

Treating the wounds of a hedgehog found with a plastic cable tie around its body.

Blind wild hedgehog
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How to identify a blind hedgehog

How to tell if a wild hedgehog is blind.

Hedgehog with foot injuries
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Hedgehog with foot and limb injuries

Treatment of a hedgehog with foot injuries.

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

Strimmed hedgehog
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Treating a hedgehog strimmer injury

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

Wild European hedgehog
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The cost of running a hedgehog hospital

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

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?