Contacts

If you suspect a hedgehog could be in distress or needs URGENT assistance contact the below telephone number -

 

British Hedgehog Preservation Society:

01584890801

 

Or use our contact form via the Contact Us page for e-mails or enquiries aimed directly to us.

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RESCUE INFORMATION

General Hedgehog Information:


Hedgehogs are naturally NOCTURNAL, meaning that they are most active at night, and should NOT be seen during daylight hours. The ONLY time a hedgehog should be seen out in the day is if it's nesting, as pregnant females will gather nesting materials before she gives birth.

 

If a hedgehog is out in the day the likelihood is that it needs help. Put it in a high-sided box with an old towel and a shallow bowl of water and contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (details below) or your local rescue centre.


If a hedgehog is lethargic, lays out, has flies around it, is wobbly when walking, or gives you any other reason to be concerned, contact the following organisation who are always on hand to provide immediate assistance.

 

THE BRITISH HEDGEHOG PRESERVATION SOCIETY (Click to visit website)

01584890801

 

Help hedgehogs in the garden:
Cut a CD sized hole into your garden fence - this will allow hedgehogs to enter and roam more easily and move from garden to garden.


Make a hedgehog house:
Leave an area of your garden 'wild', with piles of leaf litter and logs. This will be an appealing nest for the hedgehog, and will also attract insects, which hedgehogs can eat.

 

Note: Slugs should be moved away as they are harmful to hedgehogs due to them carrying the lungworm parasite! Additionally, avoid the use of Slug pellets as it can poison the hedgehogs.


You can also build an artificial home by simply placing a piece of board against a wall for shelter, or even purchase a purpose built hedgehog house.


Feeding:

Food and fresh water will encourage your hedgehog to visit more often. Leave out foods such as specialist hedgehog food, tinned dog/cat food or cat biscuits.


Provide fresh water in a shallow bowl -

NEVER LEAVE OUT MILK FOR HEDGEHOGS, AS IT IS HARMFUL TO THEM CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF!

Further Information

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW ADMISSIONS

 

IF YOU HAVE A HEDGEHOG THAT IS IN NEED OF URGENT HELP

CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBER TO REACH

THE BRITISH HEDGEHOG PRESERVATION SOCIETY (Click to visit website)

 

01584890801