We’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how you and your children can make your garden hedgehog-friendly. And ever wondered what to do if you find a hedgehog? You’ll find some helpful advice below. We’ve also found a couple of interesting hedgehog-related excursions.
It only takes a few simple steps to make your garden more hedgehog-friendly and help preserve the hedgehog’s natural habitat:
If you find an injured hedgehog, contact a vet or your nearest hedgehog rescue centre as quickly as possible.
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If you find a hedgehog in winter that isn’t in hibernation and rolls into a ball when touched, you should weigh it. If it weighs more than 500 grams and isn’t injured or sick, it’ll make it through to spring. If it weighs less than 500 grams, you should contact a vet or hedgehog rescue centre or give the hedgehog a home for the winter yourself. Here’s more information on how you can help a hedgehog hibernate in your own home:
As a general rule, you shouldn’t feed hedgehogs. They are wild animals and can find food themselves.
However, there are two exceptions to this rule as long as you follow expert advice: