FOUND A HEDGEHOG?

Please follow the advice here for the appropriate action to take if you find a sick or injured hedgehog or if you have seen a hedgehog out and about and you are concerned for its welfare.

 

If you find a hedgehog that appears injured, wobbly or weak

call us urgently on (024) 76 101 817

Time is of the essence in these situations, and a few minutes can make all the difference. Please don't try to contact us via facebook or email as we may not see your message in time.

A hedgehog active in the day

A hedgehog in danger

Disturbed a hedgehog nest?

A hedgehog that is active during the day is most likely dehydrated and hungry and may be suffering from illness. Please take the hedgehog inside if possible, give it a dish of water, and then call us.

 

Hedgehogs often hide their pain as a defence mechanism, so an apparently healthy hog can still need treatment.

If you see a hedgehog in or near a road, please consider your own safety first. Do not attempt to rescue the hedgehog until you are sure it is safe to do so.

 

Once you have removed the hog from immediate danger, please call us for advice, as it may need medical attention or to be released in a safer area.

In spring and summer people sometimes uncover a nest of hedgehog babies when they tidy the garden or remove old decking. If the nest has remained intact, cover them back up without touching the hoglets and watch from a distance for the mother to return. If the nest has been destroyed or the mother does not seem to be around please call us immediately.

HOW TO RESCUE A HEDGEHOG

Before you call us, please ensure the hedgehog is somewhere safe and warm that it can't escape from.

 

Use thick gloves such as gardening gloves to pick up the hedgehog, as their spines are very sharp.

 

Take care to handle gently so as not to cause any further injury.

Put the hog in a pet carrier or cardboard box lined with newspaper or an old towel. If you use a box make sure that the hedgehog can’t climb out, and that it has holes to let air in.

Put the box somewhere warm and call us on (024) 76 101 817.

 

Injured hedgehogs need a proper medical check from a trained person as soon as possible.

Other than bringing it inside and keeping it warm, please never try to treat a hedgehog’s injuries yourself. We have had cases where someone, with the best of intentions, has tried to treat an injured hedgehog and by the time they have brought it to us it has been sadly too late for us to save it.

 

We are experienced professionals who have treated hundreds of hedgehogs, and we also work closely with local veterinarians and other wildlife rescue centres, so getting them to our Hedgehog Hospital for a full health check is vital to their recovery.

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A hedgehog active in the day

A hedgehog that is active during the day is most likely dehydrated and hungry and may be suffering from illness. Please take the hedgehog inside if possible, give it a dish of water, and then call us.

 

Hedgehogs often hide their pain as a defence mechanism, so an apparently healthy hog can still need treatment.

A hedgehog in danger

If you see a hedgehog in or near a road, please consider your own safety first. Do not attempt to rescue the hedgehog until you are sure it is safe to do so.

 

Once you have removed the hog from immediate danger, please call us for advice, as it may need medical attention or to be released in a safer area.

Disturbed a hedgehog nest?

In spring and summer people sometimes uncover a nest of hedgehog babies when they tidy the garden or remove old decking. If the nest has remained intact, cover them back up without touching the hoglets and watch from a distance for the mother to return. If the nest has been destroyed or the mother does not seem to be around please call us immediately.

 

Before you call us, please ensure the hedgehog is somewhere safe and warm that it can't escape from.

 

 

Use thick gloves such as gardening gloves to pick up the hedgehog, as their spines are very sharp.

 

Take care to handle gently so as not to cause any further injury.

Put the hog in a pet carrier or cardboard box lined with newspaper or an old towel. If you use a box make sure that the hedgehog can’t climb out, and that it has holes to let air in.

Put the box somewhere warm and call us on (024) 76 101 817.

 

Injured hedgehogs need a proper medical check from a trained person as soon as possible.

 

GET IN TOUCH