THIS ADVICE IS INTENDED FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN JERSEY:
HEDGEHOGS FOUND OUT IN DAYLIGHT: The hedgehog breeding season goes from May to October in Jersey and so hoglets and young hedgehogs can be found out of their nests in daylight during these months and also in the winter. Should you find any hedgehog, whatever its size, lying out of its nest in the daytime, (unless its nest has been disturbed), please pick it up with gloves, put it in a box, keep it warm and phone 01534 734340 then bring it to us as soon as possible or ask for someone to collect it from you.
HEDGEHOGS FOUND AFTER DARK: In the winter, once night time temperatures fall below 5°C, any hedgehog weighing less than 450g (about the size of a small bag of rice) may need help to survive, even if found after dark. Those weighing more than 450g are more effectively helped by supplementary feeding in your garden, if they are regular visitors. Please ring us for advice as this changes according to the time of year and weather conditions. To weigh a hedgehog, please wear gloves and use an old ice cream carton or plastic container instead of your kitchen scale pan. Hedgehogs weighing less than 450g should be picked up with gloves or in an old towel and brought into the house, put in a box with some clean hay or ripped up newspaper and some cat or dog food and a bowl of water for the night and then please ring us the next morning and bring it to us or ask for someone to collect it from you. In Jersey you are now permitted to keep wildlife for only 48 hours without a licence.
Any injured hedgehog, should be taken to a vet or brought to us as soon as possible.