Autumn and winter months are usually a little quieter at
the wildlife hospital but we still admit a large number of
Hedgehogs. Most of these are due to being too small to
survive hibernation and there is not enough food around
to sustain them during the winter months.
In November we like free roaming Hedgehogs to weigh
around 500g and in December around 600-650g.
Hedgehogs are nocturnal so should not be out during the
day. Sometimes juvenile hedgehogs will be out during the
day to try and find extra food, these are the hedgehogs we
need to look out for because they are likely underweight
and struggling to find enough food to sustain them.
Everyone can help Hedgehogs and other wild animals
during winter by providing food and non frozen water for
them. It could be the difference of life and death for some