Costs to Care

The average cost to rehabilitate and release an overwintering hedgehog is £100 per animal, roughly. Given many rescues overwinter upwards of 50 hedgehogs, well, you do the math.

The table below gives a list of some of the more common things and the prices.

Issue Costs

To give life saving first aid treatment to one hedgehog

£9.20

To x-ray a hedgehog's fractured leg

£17.80

To administer a course of antibiotics to one hedgehog

£12.60

To provide essential dental treatment for a hedgehog

£41.20

To feed a hedgehog during an average 12 week stay

£19.60

To wash and disinfect one hedgehog's food bowl & bedding

£1.00

To buy a feeding equipment to feed orphaned mammals

£6.70

To provide life saving laboratory diagnostic test results

£17.00

To hand rear one baby hedgehog

£56.00

To keep one hedgehog in the Hospital for the whole winter - to prevent it from hibernating (which could be dangerous if hedgehogs are underweight or injured)

£111.50

To buy a specialist bed for unconscious and seriously ill patients

£15.00 upwards

To operate on an injured hedgehog

£150.00 plus

To buy one intensive care unit

£750.00

The information above is based on the experience of Tiggywinkles and was current as at January 2011.


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