Recently voted Britain’s favourite species, hedgehog numbers have crashed from an estimated 36 million in the 1950’s to maybe less than a million today. Wildlife World make hedgehog houses approved by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for use in conservation. We also stock the Spikes hedgehog food and our own Nourish brand of hedgehog food.
Now that we are in November hedgehogs are beginning to hibernate. This could be under a nice thick hedge or log pile but with loss of such vital natural habitat you can provide an alternative habitat of a hedgehog house in your garden. Now is also the time to observe gardens for Autumn juveniles hogs who are of insufficient weight to survive hibernation.
There are many dedicated rescue centres that are able to care for these ‘littles’ by keeping them awake using a heat mat and feeding to get them to safe weight of around 600g.