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Hedgehog Fact Sheet

Quick Links<p><b>Name</b><p><b>Latin Name</b><p>Hedgehog<p><i>Erinaceus europaeus</i><p>Handling Tips<p>If you find an injured hedgehog, wearing thick gardening gloves, pick it up by …



This article is about the spiny mammal. For other uses, see Hedgehog (disambiguation).<p>Hedgehogs[1]<p>European hedgehog<p>Scientific …

Help a hedgehog

Should I try to help a sick or injured hedgehog?<p>Hedgehogs usually hibernate between November through to mid March, but they can sometimes be seen out …


Hedgehog Housing Census - a new national survey

<b>The results are in!</b><p>Firstly, thank you to all of you who took part in our survey last year. The team at the University of Reading analysed over 5000 …


New petition: Make Hedgehogs a Protected Species

5th April 2018<p>The Save Me Trust has launched a petition calling on the Government to make hedgehogs an officially protected species and to limit …


Caring for Hedgehogs in a Heatwave - Hedgehog Street

18th July 2018<p>Photo: Julie Wilkinson, Hedgehog Street<p>From paddling pools to Pimms, we each have our own way of dealing with the heat. For hedgehogs, …


Tracks and signs

<b>Hedeghog tracks</b><p>Both the front and back feet have five toes, though often only four toes show up on the tracks. The front feet are wider, with the …


Do hedgehogs have fleas?

Diseases and parasites<p><b>External parasites of the hedgehog</b><p><b>Hedgehog fleas</b><p>Hedgehogs are renowned for having fleas. However, the fleas found on hedgehogs …


Wild hedgehog slugtastic

Hedgehog Street: dinner in the dark with an unexpected friend



Hedgehog hibernation<p>Hedgehogs are one of the few mammals that are true hibernators. During hibernation hedgehogs are not really asleep, instead they …


Breeding, babies, hoglets

Hedgehog breeding and babies<p><b>Courtship is a grandiose term for what is actually a rather ill-tempered and seemingly tedious affair.</b><p><b>(Pat Morris, The</b> …

What do wild hedgehogs eat?

Hedgehogs are widely recognised as a potent ally in the garden, but what do they actually eat? What makes up a wild hedgehog’s diet?<p>Hedgehogs mainly …


Hedgehog habitats

Where do hedgehogs live?<p>Hedgehogs are found in most parts of Britain, apart from very wet areas and extensive pine forests. They are also often …

Distribution of hedgehogs

Where is our hedgehog found?<p>European distribution of our native hedgehog<p>European hedgehogs are found from Sicily up through Italy and Germany to …


Be a Hedgehog Champion

Why volunteer as a Hedgehog Champion?<p>St John’s Estate Hedgehog Street garden, Paragon<p><b>Hedgehog Street</b> is as much about people as it is about …

Cute Animals

Should I feed my hedgehogs mealworms?

Nutritionally, mealworms aren’t that good for hedgehogs, and they can become ‘addicted’ to them meaning they fill up on a food that’s doesn’t offer …

44 Ticks removed from 1 hedgehog pt1of2 20jun15 Cambs UK 1139p


Found a sick or injured hedgehog?

Sick or injured hedgehog?<p>What to do if you find a hedgehog that looks unwell<p>If you spot a hedgehog in the spring, summer or autumn and it looks …


Link your garden with a hedgehog highway

Ensuring hedgehogs can pass freely through your garden is the most important thing you can do to help them<p>Why do hedgehogs need holes in …

Hedgehogs in the garden

<b>Hedgehogs are a gardener’s friend, as they eat snails, slugs and insects</b>.<p>Make a hedgehog a home<p>Leave areas of the garden ‘wild’, with piles of leaf …


Wild Hedgehog up close feeding

Wild hedgehog snuffles and collects

Wild hedgehog up close and busy