hedgehog out in daylight

A Hedgehog out during the day is in trouble

Early morning and late evening are OK but any other time and it needs your help. Please pick it up and follow the advice on our rescue 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.

We have lost 50% of our native Hedgehogs in the last 10 years. If this continues they will become extinct by 2020...

Read more: Save the Hedgehogs

Old Wives' Tales

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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