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Worried about a Hedgehog?

If you are ever worried about the health or welfare of a hedgehog, please call the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on 01584 890801 and they will be able to give you advice, and put you in touch with a local rescue centre if necessary.


This is a video of one of our local hedgehogs anointing, I believe this was taken in June 2019. Self-anointing in animals, sometimes called anointing or anting, is a behaviour whereby an animal smears odoriferous substances over themselves. These substances Read more…


I am putting out much more food than usual at the moment as I appear to have an adult hedgehog with 4 (?) youngsters.  They are putting on weight but I am a bit concerned they may not survive hibernation. Read more…


Following their classification as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ on the UK red list, British Hedgehog Preservation Society has launched a new petition to increase hedgehog legal protection. Their current protection doesn’t address any of the key reasons why hedgehogs are declining, Read more…


We’re really pleased that we have had a hog back feeding since the badger visit. Luckily it hasn’t scared them all off. Sadly, we found a very tiny hog dead in our front garden. It had some damage to its Read more…


Badger sighting. We’ve been missing our hogs this last few nights and last night showed why. We had a very large badger wandering around the garden.


I have seen a decrease in the number of  hedgehogs visiting to feed in my garden over the last 2 nights. I wonder whether the badger visit is anything to do with it?  


Hedgehogs in Britain have officially been put on the conservation Red List as ‘vulnerable to extinction’. They’re just one reason why it’s vital we record and monitor wildlife, ensuring we spot changes while there’s time to act. We can’t afford Read more…


This pair of amorous hogs look like they are going to be adding to the Glatton population.


Have 1-3 hogs in our garden most nights. But mostly just the one big one comes out at dusk. Feeding ours alternate nights on “I love hedgehogs (sunflower hearts, honey, walnuts, calci-worms) and Spikes crunchy dried food. They wolf down Read more…


This harassment went on for over 1.5 hours.  He eventually gave up.