Could you foster a hedgehog ?

Hedgehogs that are offered for fostering are in good health – not sick or injured - and would normally be cared for at the fosterer’s home between autumn and spring, during which time the hedgehog will be likely to hibernate.

As a fosterer we ask you to provide your own equipment to accommodate and feed the hedgehog. Should the hedgehog develop any ailment it should be returned to our Centre for treatment by a vet. Please note that hedgehogs being fostered should not be treated as pets.

In the spring you would return the hedgehog to us, for release into the wild. In this way, you can know that you have helped to preserve this species for future generations.

Anyone interested in fostering a hedgehog should contact us on