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Hedgehogs and pumpkins

28th October 2022
Photo by Anina Day

Around Halloween you will find lots of advice on the internet to leave out leftover pumpkins for wildlife. Although fine for some animals, pumpkin can be dangerous for hedgehogs as it can upset their tummies and lead to dehydration.

If you want to leave your pumpkin out for birds and other wildlife, please ensure you put it up somewhere out of the reach of hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs can be given a bowl of meaty cat or dog food instead, and a shallow dish of clean, fresh water.

Photo by Rosie Simpson
Hedgehog