Wild Hogs

Registered Charity no: 1168800
Hedgehog admissions: 07949 976717
General Enquiries: wildhogsoffice@gmail.com

Please put out water and food for hedgehogs in hot weather. The heat makes the ground too dry to dig, and they are unable to find food. We are getting a lot of calls about hedgehog sightings in the day. If you see a hedgehog out in the day and it is lethargic, covered in flies or ticks, sunbathing or has an injury then it will need to be rescued.

Hedgehogs are “Crepuscular” as well as nocturnal. This means they come out at dusk and dawn as well as night time. With the shorter summer nights, it is highly likely they will be out in the evenings (9pm onwards) and first thing in the morning (e.g. 6am) and if they are moving well, foraging for food and not injured or unwell then they can be left alone.

At this time of year, we are getting lots of calls about hoglets too. Hoglets are born from around May – October and females build their nests in all kinds of places – under sheds, decking, and even in plastic compost bags. If you disturb a nest, please cover it back up and phone a rescue for advice.

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue is moving premises, so we are unable to host our usual Open Day. Instead we are giving a talk at Teckels Family Fun Weekend.
Please come along and support us at 12:30 on Sunday 15th August. At Fromebridge Mill.