Hedgehogs hate heatwaves!

Posted by Jon in News on Friday 09/07/2010 22:58 +01:00.

We are seeing an ever increasing number of animals, particularly hedgehogs, coming to us seriously dehydrated due to the hot dry weather.

This little man was brought to us today very dehydrated and out of cover during daylight, a clear sign that all is not well.

You can help hedgehogs and, in fact, all wild animals by ensuring that there is always a bowl of clean water available for them to drink, ensuring that the bowl is heavy and so won’t tip up, but not too deep so they can’t drown. You can feed hogs on chicken or turkey based cat or dog food, never give them milk or bread.

If you see a hog out in the daytime, something is wrong – they are nocturnal so should be asleep.

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