hedgehog out in daylight

Adult or baby in hot dry weather

Offer a shallow bowl of fresh water. DO NOT FEED IT then read our what to do page.

When to leave well alone

If a nest is disturbed by dogs, gardening or construction work, even a healthy hedgehog will look for a new hiding place during the day.

Read more: Hands Off!

Hedgehogs are dying out.

Percentage wise, hedgehogs are declining at a faster rate than tigers. What is causing this? Is there anything you are doing that is not helping matters or actively making things worse?

Read more: Save the Hedgehogs

Old Wives' Tales

SOME Hedgehogs have fleas, true, but they are Hedgehog specific fleas. They will not live on you, your dog, your cat or in your house...

Read more: Myths and Legends

A Hedgehog is...

not as straightforward as you might think. They are not related to Porcupines or Echidnas or Tenrecs but they are related to other hedgehogs

Read more: Genera and species

Is it a boy or a girl?

Rather unsurprisingly, hedgehogs have a pretty good idea of whether they are a boy or a girl but we have a little more difficulty...

Read more: Sexing hoglets

What the heck is that noise?

You may hear the odd bit of grunting going on in summer as a deperate male chases a reluctant female but the vocal range of a hog is much wider than that...

Read more: Hog communication

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