Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:51
There are several families of hedgehogs on my site, and they are wonderful animals - really help to keep the slugs down. As I run a camping site, I have found it necessary to educate a few people who stay here about what NOT to feed them with. So many of them still think bread and milk is the right diet, and this is NOT the case. In the colder weather, and in very dry seasons we put out dog food for them - always removing dishes as soon as they finish feeding to keep the rats away.
We have some good friends locally who run a hedgehog and wildlife rescue, and as the year comes to an end, we watch out for little hedgies that might be under weight. These little ones have no hope of surviving the winter without a little help.
Our little porkers get quite tame and cheeky, always in and out of the campers awnings for fuss and titbits !!!