Hedgehog Care Course 13th August.

Posted by Jon in News, Wild Mammals on Sunday 12/06/2011 14:02 +01:00.

We have so many baby and adult hogs coming in at present that we are now relying heavily on hedgehog and wildlife fosterers.  If you want to know more or are serious about caring for hedgehogs then we would advise people to book onto this course.

Lots of people tell us that they want to learn to care for hedgehogs but are unaware of how smelly and time consuming they are to care for.  It amazes us how much mess a hedgehog can make in 1 night!  Caring for baby hedgehogs (hoglets) means often getting up in the night and feeding regularly throughout the day.  Many peoples day to day commitments mean that caring and rehabilitating hedgehogs is out of the question.  However, if you think you have what it takes then get yourself on this invaluable course.  Janet Peto who has organised the course encouraged us in the early days and has been an invaluable source of information.  She has been caring for hedgehogs for 38 years.

Hedgehogs are in huge decline in this country and the more people that become aware and care for our little spikey friends, the better.

The course is £20.00 and will run from 10am til 4.30pm 13th August at FOSTON VILLAGE HALL, LINCOLNSHIRE (4 miles North of Grantham).

The days agenda will include:

Marion Horscroft Nutrition and feeding, wild hedgehogs and in care

Chris Kozarzewski Veterinary Surgeon – What we should and should not be doing in care and what to leave to the professionalsWorking with your Veterinary Surgeon, a two way partnership

Janet Peto Health and Safety – You and the hedgehog Raising Hoglets New born to release General Information (useful information acquired in 28 years of hedgehog care)

Dr Nigel Reeve Hedgehogs in the Wild – Then we know if it is normal behaviour or not when they are in care.

We would like to thank the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for sponsorship toward the cost of this event.

If you are interested in attending the course can you please email janet.peto@btineternet.com and Janet will put you on the list of interested parties – Thank you  (Lunch will cater for all dietary needs)

 

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5 responses to “Hedgehog Care Course 13th August.”

  1. Gems312 says:

    How different is this course to the Vale course?

  2. Brinsley says:

    Not sure to be honest.  I guess it will be similar but Lincolnshire is more accessible for those in the east midlands.

  3. sonia says:

    I will definately be coming

  4. sonia says:

    I would love to attend. I need info on raising hogllets

  5. Brinsley says:

    Here are Janet’s invaluable notes on rearing hoglets:
    http://britishwildlifehelpline.com/rearing_hoglets.html


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