Helpers wanted for baby hedgehogs

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 October 2015

A hedgehog charity needs help.

A hedgehog charity needs help.

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AN ANIMAL charity is in need of more help after being inundated with baby hedgehogs.

Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, in Copper Close, Cheddar, is admitting around 11 baby hedgehogs a day due to the cold night-time temperatures.

Hedgehogs have two litters a year between May and October.

The hoglets are independent from around six weeks old, when they weigh 350g, but their safe hibernation weight is nearly double that, at 650g.

Jules Bishop, who founded Prickles, said: “The cold spell has really caught the little ones out as the mums are choosing to hibernate leaving the babies to fend for themselves.”

People can help by cleaning the hedgehogs out, or providing cat food, biscuits or dried mealworms.

To offer help, call 07806 744772.


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