Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue

Hedgehog admissions please phone: 07949 976717

General enquiries wildhogsoffice@gmail.com

We are now in the winter months and people often expect hedgehogs to be hibernating. Our changing climate and warmer wetter winters mean that often this isn’t the case with some hedgehogs remaining active. Even when in hibernation, hedgehogs will often rouse and seek out water and occasionally food, so please put out fresh water for wildlife. If you still have hedgehogs visiting, please put out cat food for them as there will be very little natural food available for them.

Hedgehog houses provide a place to shelter and hibernate and can easily be made from bricks and a piece of wood to keep the rain off.

As a rescue, we follow the best practice for wildlife rehabilitation and recent changes mean that we are now able to release throughout the winter if conditions are suitable. Research has shown that winter released hedgehogs have the same survival chances as wild hedgehogs and being in any captivity can cause damaging stress so we now send them home whenever we can.

Dates for the diary:

  • Half term craft activities – Friday 25th February, Saul Memorial Hall. Booking essential, please email emilyatwildhogs@gmail.com for more details
  • Half term jumble sale – Saturday 26th February 10:30am – 12pm Saul Memorial Hall.
    Donations for jumble sale can be dropped off to Saul Memorial Hall on 25th February 10am – 2pm or the morning of the sale.
  • Open days 10th July and 4th September 2022.

Please see our facebook page for more information – https://www.facebook.com/Hodgehegs