5 Easy Ways to Help Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are one of the most loved of all British wildlife, yet there are less and less each year. So what can we do to help? Did you know that they can travel 2 miles per night to find food, so giving them a helping hand by feeding them would be really good.

1)      Feed them

You can give them:

A hedgehog specific biscuit, or

Cat biscuits (any flavour will do*) or

Wet cat or dog food (any flavour will do*).

2)      Create habitat for them

They love piles of leaves and compost heaps. You can easily create a log pile for them, just make sure that everyone who uses your garden knows where they are so they don’t get disturbed by strimmers or setting fire to it if people think that it’s just a pile of rubbish.

3)      Join Hedgehog Street

Hedgehog Street has a wealth of information on how to look after hedgehogs, what to feed them, what to do when you find an injuured hedgehog and loads more. You can also become a street coordinator to help make your local street residents aware of how to help the hedgehog population https://www.hedgehogstreet.org

4)      Provide water

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5)      Cut holes in fence

One of the best ways to help hedgehogs is to cut holes in your fences (make sure you check with your neighbour before you start). Creating ‘hedgehog highways’ means that they can forgage further each evening for food.

So, there you have it, five really simple ideas to help our great British hedgehog survive.