una o\’gorman asked 13 years ago

I have a mother hedgehog and two babies in my garden. I’ve read that the babies are ready to move on and find their own patch after 6 weeks. The young ones in my garden are almost that now but seem very small to have to leave their mother. Do you have any idea how far apart the hedgehog territories need to be. Do you think I can encourage more than one to stay in my garden?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Hedgehogs need to roam freely for as much as a kilometre or more to fine food, shelter and mates. They will use perhaps dozens of gardens and should be allowed access without being restricted.

Ideally, access should open onto a semi-wild area with good cover for safety, but they should not be restricted or treated as pets.