Year 3 are currently enjoying reading ‘The Hodgeheg’ and have been talking about hedgehogs.

Year 3 are currently enjoying reading ‘The Hodgeheg’ and have been talking about hedgehogs. To her surprise, Mrs.Blake found this little visitor in her garden last week.
 
If you have hedgehogs in your garden, please look after them well. You are one of the very few lucky ones to still enjoy the presence of these endangered animals.
 
Did you know?
Hedgehogs are insectivores with over 70% of their natural diet being insects and beetles, some worms and a very tiny amount of slugs and snails.
What to feed them on…
Tinned Cat, Dog, Puppy or Kitten food. They prefer Chicken flavours best.
Cat or Kitten Biscuits. Only give meat flavoured biscuits.
Spike’s Dinner hedgehog food either tinned or dry  which is also available from good pet shops
Any cooked meat leftovers like chicken or mince. Chop all meat in very small pieces. Hedgehogs only have tiny teeth and cannot chew or tear big pieces.
Small pieces of chopped mild or medium cheddar cheese
Chopped Peanuts ( the same peanuts you feed the birds on. NOT SALTED NUTS)
Lots of Water. Hedgehogs drink a lot of water.
DO NOT give salty foods like bacon and corned beef
In winter or cold weather use biscuits instead of tinned meat which freezes quickly.
Feed at night after the flies have gone and remove the food in the early morning, before the flies arrive. Fly maggots cause serious harm to hedgehogs.
**Do not give them bread and milk**. They cannot digest the bread and cows’ milk gives hedgehogs very bad diarrhoea.  Many hedgehogs die because of this wrong diet.
Thank you for helping our prickly friends.