Taking care of local hedgehogs
In 2017, HART Wildlife took in a record-breaking 416 Hedgehogs, with 130 of these prickly characters now in foster care over the winter.
The vast majority will be hibernating through the winter but we have seen some cases of hogs waking up. This does happen occasionally, and isn’t a cause for concern if the hedgehog isn’t underweight or out in the day - they can be left alone as long as they look alright. If you see a hog that is out in the day however, or that looks underweight then action should be taken. Also, if they look like they are very wobbly when walking, this could be caused by dehydration which will need to be addressed. Please call HART in the first instance so that we can advise the best course of action, where possible it’s best to leave animals where they are and monitor the situation. If the hog does need our attention we will gladly help!
You can find out more at www.hartwildlife.org.uk - and remember you can always call us to check if you are unsure.