Hedgehog Care Rescue Sanctuary Feeding

Feeding Hedgehogs

Lincolnshire's famous little hedgehog hospital

Elaine started Hedgehog Care in 1980
Apart from her pension, Elaine relies entirely on donations
It costs around 40p per day to feed a hedgehog
There can be up to 200+ hedgehogs to feed a day
Elaine spends about £300 a month on vet bills
Hedgehogs are now an endangered species
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What to Feed a Hedgehog

Mix the following well and serve in a shallow dish, a coffee jar lid will do. Then feed two, 3 tablespoonful portions at dawn and dusk:


  • wet meat in loaf/jelly form
  • or cat/kitten biscuits
  • or a reputable specialist hedgehog food such as Spike’s Meaty Feast

If possible add:

  • 1 level teaspoon of SA37 vitamin supplement, available from pet shops or petmeds.co.uk.  If SA37 is not available use 2 drops of Abidec, available from the chemist, vets or petmeds.co.uk
  • 1 level teaspoon of Sterilised Bone Meal, available from pet shops.
  • 1 level teaspoon of Can-addase Enzyme Supplement, available from vets.

Do NOT feed

  • Fish flavoured cat/dog food
  • Pork
  • Bread
  • Milk

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We Can No Longer Accept Visitors

As of April 2021 Hedgehog Care is no longer a visitors attraction so please do not call by.

With old age, family illness and Covid threat, we are always open for Hedgehog patients and casualties but sadly no longer for showing visitors round.

Hoping you will understand and continue support.
Love Elaine and Hedgehogs.

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If you have a hedgehog


please telephone

01507 450221

between 8am and 10pm