Hedgehog care

PUBLISHED: 09:37 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 02 June 2010

PLEASE take care when tidying up the garden after winter since many hedgehogs suffer terrible injuries every year. If you see a hedgehog staggering as if he is drunk, or sunbathing please be aware that he is actually very ill. He should be picked up usi

PLEASE take care when tidying up the garden after winter since many hedgehogs suffer terrible injuries every year.

If you see a hedgehog staggering as if he is drunk, or 'sunbathing' please be aware that he is actually very ill.

He should be picked up using gardening gloves and taken indoors in a high-sided cardboard box. Pop a wrapped hot water bottle in with him as well a towel for him to hide under.

Offer meat-based pet food and fresh water. Then call the society on 01584 890 801.

FAY VASS

Chief Executive

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

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