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Rehabilitated Wild British Hedgehog Making a Nest in the Wild with Newspapers and Dried Hay!

A big thank you to Vicky (one of our release sites) for sharing this wonderful and rare footage of one of the Hedgehogs we rehabilitated and released back in to the wild. This hedgehog is called Blondie :)


Vicky has a stunning release garden for the hedgehogs with ample feeding stations and lots of hedgehog houses. Vicky has many visitors to her garden in Redbourn. These still photos capture Blondie making her first nest with the available resources to hand. Vicky leaves out news papers and dried hay for the hedgehogs to gather up and drag in to their new nests :)


STAGE 1 - Found some excellent draft insulating material to shred up for nesting (news paper).

STAGE 2 - Trying to push in as much news paper as possible in to the new nest.

STAGE 3 - Grabbing the left over news paper in mouth and ensuring it's all used for the new nest.

STAGE 4 - Found some superb dried hay! This will be very handy to keep me warm :)

STAGE 5 - Must ensure all of this hay is picked up as it will keep me very warm!

STAGE 6 - How about that! Someone has left some food for me outside my new nest, this will be a wonderful place to stay :)

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