Handling Wildlife – Hedgehogs
April 19th, 2015
REMEMBER you are responsible for your own safety and that of others. Even in following these guidelines you are at risk of harm and should enlist the help of a trained professional. Knoxwood will not be held responsible for any injures to yourself, others or property.
Please remember – you must never handle any wild bird or animal unless you are certain it needs help, and your sole intention is to provide that help.
Adult hedgehogs are easy to handle for rescue purposes, simply put on a thick pair of gardening gloves and gently use two hands to scoop him up and into a cardboard box or pet carrier lined with an old towel and take him down to your local rescue or vet – IF HE NEEDS IT!
The tricky thing is knowing when to rescue and when to leave well alone, check out our ‘when to rescue a hedgehog article’ and our ‘Orphan hedgehogs’ article too! Just because you have found a hedgehog, it does not always mean he needs your help!
Knoxwood recommends Ark Original hedgehog food – buy it here! Knoxwood gets free food for every new customer order!