Saving British Wildlife in the Sussex, Surrey & Kent Area
Any hedgehog found out during the day is a sick hedgehog.
If a nest is disturbed, the mother will often abandon the nest and the babies will be found wandering or squealing. These will now need to be rescued. Hedgehog babies with eyes still closed and out of the nest must be rescued or those that are found out during the day at any age must be taken in as this means they are not well.
Autumn youngsters are often found wandering during the day and need help to make up their weight so that they can hibernate. This has to be at least 600gms for them to make it through the winter. So they need to be taken in, warmed up and fed.