Things have been rather busy for Kevin Groom from Lenham, who has recently received an influx of orphaned hedgehog babies. With an ever-increasing number of spikey residents, they needed somewhere to stay and that’s where Hunter came in. We provided 8 sections of risers in various sizes which Kevin has transformed into 4 feeding stations and 4 houses.
Kevin is very committed to looking after the hedgehogs which have taken up residence in his garden and he has been taking care of hedgehogs for the last 5 years. He has even received some hedgehogs from Vets in the local area and has now been added to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society carers list.
Over the last couple of weeks Kevin has received 3 lots of 5 babies (15 in total), with 2 unfortunately no longer with us, but the rest looking very well, with the continuous care they are receiving. Kevin is currently hand feeding the hedgehogs every few hours and is getting approximately four and a half hours sleep a night – a big commitment to our nocturnal friends.
Kevin also has various adult hedgehogs including one blind female named Megan, who has been receiving extra care and attention, whilst enjoying her new home. Unfortunately, dog/fox attacks happen fairly frequently which can lead to blindness, however they cope remarkably well and are quick learners and Megan will have a companion blind female to keep her company.
Megan has now been released, although not all went quite to plan as the day before her release she decided to hide in a bedroom after sneaking past Kevin and also managed to negotiate a flight of stairs!
We will be providing additional risers to Kevin and his ever-increasing brood of hedgehogs and we look forward to seeing the babies develop over the next few weeks and months. Come back for further updates.