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Feeding a wild hedgehog in your garden

It is a privilege to have a wild animal visiting your garden and hedgehogs are no exception.  They need all the support that they can get as they are now on the endangered species list.  Apart from their natural diet hedgehogs will visit your garden every night if you place:- A saucer of cat/dog meat …

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Hedgehogs by nature are timid little mammals and will curl into a ball at the slightest noise.  However, they are also very inquisitive and manage to find themselves in all sorts of predicaments and difficulties.  Most of these occur as the hedgehog tries to find a dry place to sleep or is foraging for food …

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How old is this hoglet?

Birth – hoglets are born grey with no spikes.  There spikes usually appear within hours of birth and they are white.  The hoglet has no fur and its eyes and ears are closed. One week old – (weighs about 28-56 grams and they are (2-4) inches in length).  These tiny hoglets have no teeth and …

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Provide a nesting site

Hedgehogs will often use a variety of different places to build a nest, under a garden shed or in a compost heap etc.  You can also support them by purchasing a hedgehog box or building one, putting a log pile in your garden that a hedgehog can get under, leave the leafs that fall in …

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The Hedgehog Calendar

January – Many hedgehogs are now deep in hibernation and will only leave their hibernacula if they are disturbed. February – Hedgehogs remain in hibernation but their fat reserves are becoming low. March – During mild weather some hedgehogs may wake up. April – The majority of hedgehogs are now out of hibernation and are …

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