Small Mammal Room
For most of the year our Small Mammal Room would be more appropriately named the Hedgehog Room as it can often be housing 120+ prickly ‘guests’. Over the winter months we can be looking after over 200 hedgehogs, not just in this room but in pens and enclosures outside as well. At other times of the year the room is home to squirrels, rabbits, fox and badger cubs, polecats, hares and even the occasional skunk! Any mammal which is still receiving treatment for its illness or injury remains in this room until it is fit enough to move to an outside enclosure or to be released.
Each hedgehog that needs to be kept throughout the winter months costs over £100 during its stay, excluding any treatment it may need. We regularly care for more than 200 hedgehogs over the winter which adds up to a large food bill!