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Hedgehogs can be found all over
Britain accept the Scottish highlands though they are less likely
to be found in wetland areas. They have adapted to life in our
towns when they can become accustomed to being fed but you should
not feed them bread and milk which gives them diarrhoea. It
is better to feed them tined meaty pet foods. Naturally they
will eat insects, slugs, snails and earthworms they normally
nocturnal and look for their food at night. Hedgehogs normally
hibernate through the winter from November to April. A pile
of leaves or twigs is what they are looking for and so they
unsurprisingly run in to problems if they choose a bonfire or
compost heap. Please check for hedgehogs in these places and
if you encourage them into your garden by feeding them or providing
them with a box in which to hibernate they may help to keep
down the numbers of slugs and snails nibbling you plants.
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