Basic Hedgehog Care
About the event
This course is now fully booked, but we have scheduled a repeat of this course at Foxburrow Farm on Saturday, October 9th. To find out more and book your place, please follow this link: https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2021-10-09-basic-hedgehog-care
To be taken as a follow-on course from the Introduction to Hedgehog Course, the Basic Hedgehog Care course will introduce you to the needs of the hedgehog including preferred habitats, behaviour, feeding and some basic first aid that you can offer if you discover a sick or injured hedgehog or one that is out in daylight.
The work of the ‘hogspital’ and charity
The importance of a hedgehog in the ecosystem
Revision from Introductory: Hedgehog menu; habitat; year; things you can do to help
Parasites and wider issues
How to tell if a hedgehog is sick
When to intervene
Handling and sexing Hoglets
What more you could do to help
Hedgehog numbers have dropped alarmingly in the past ten years and we fear up to a third of the UK’s population has been lost.
Handouts will be available, but you may wish to bring a notebook and pen.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and are included in the cost.
For those interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in caring for hedgehogs and putting them in to practice, we run an Intermediate Hedgehog Care course as the third in the Trust's Hedgehog learning curriculum. To register your interest in the next course, please contact us via the details below.
If the course you wish to attend is full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of opportunities planned for the future.
You can contact us on: email@example.com or Tel: 01473 890 089.
Additional booking informationPlease note this is a course for 18+ adults only. Thank you
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People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance