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Helping The British Garden Hedgehog

Helping The British Garden Hedgehog

We love hedgehogs here at The Naturally Healthy Pet Shop. With winter fast approaching and hedgehog numbers rapidly declining we wanted to do our bit in Helping The British Garden Hedgehog. So we chose a great hedgehog food to stock and we wrote a blog post to inspire you lovely readers.

Plight of the Prickle

Urchins of the land, hedgehogs have forever been idolised for their miniature features and ability to make us swoon at the sight during visits to our back gardens. With summer a distant memory and the arrival of autumn, many of us will see an increased appearance of these little creatures wandering around woodland areas as preparing for hibernation is their priority as the weather becomes colder and the fight for food storage begins. 

With the likes of the National Trust encouraging us to be more aware of how we help support the survival of our British wildlife, we want to give an insight into these magnificent creatures and provide some top tips on how we can all do our bit in Helping The British Garden Hedgehog this autumn and winter.

Hedgehog House

As Hibernation season fast approaches, during colder months, our little prickly pals are attempting to find warm and cosy spaces to stay safe and ride out the winter weather. If you notice hedgehogs around your home, help by creating a Hedgehog Home where you can welcome these cute creatures into a secure space without the need of them expelling any extra energy or resources. 

Just a wooden box and some simple leaves or hay can create a pawfect environment for these woodland wonders to stay. To avoid any predators or dangers, cover the box in twigs, compost, or leaves to make the new home appear as natural as normal. With the population of hedgehogs on the great decline in recent years, creating a home will not only help save a life but could encourage the mating and breeding of more hedgehogs in the area. Now, that seems like a job worth doing!

Hedgehog House

As Hibernation season fast approaches, during colder months, our little prickly pals are attempting to find warm and cosy spaces to stay safe and ride out the winter weather. If you notice hedgehogs around your home, help by creating a Hedgehog Home where you can welcome these cute creatures into a secure space without the need of them expelling any extra energy or resources. 

Just a wooden box and some simple leaves or hay can create a pawfect environment for these woodland wonders to stay. To avoid any predators or dangers, cover the box in twigs, compost, or leaves to make the new home appear as natural as normal. With the population of hedgehogs on the great decline in recent years, creating a home will not only help save a life but could encourage the mating and breeding of more hedgehogs in the area. Now, that seems like a job worth doing!

Food For Thought

For healthier and happier hedgehogs, we chose to stock Spike’s Hedgehog Food. Available online in our store, this delightful and delicious dinner is the nation’s best selling hedgehog food. Packed with all the nutrients wild hedgehogs need to be as happy and wholesome as ever. Building up their weight ready for hibernation, when food is sparse and not as accessible. Providing wild hedgehogs with Spike’s food can help ensure they get all the protein and nutrients needed to keep their bellies full and bodies in tip-top shape to survive during the winter weather. 

Created with a high protein recipe, not only will Spike’s Semi-Moist Hedgehog Food, Spike’s Meaty Feast Hedgehog Food, and Spike’s Crunchy Dry Hedgehog Food be a dietary boost for your prickly pals but it will actually attract more hedgehogs into your garden meaning you have the chance to save more than just one life this autumn. 

So with a hedgehog home and pawfuls of food, you and your family can do your bit to help the hedgehogs this autumn and ensure these beautiful creatures stay a part of our British wildlife for many years to come.

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