Our hedgehogs may have had a quiet time during winter hibernation, but they make up for it with a very busy few months during the spring. Just getting out of bed (or rousing from hibernation) is a huge effort. Then comes the mating season and nest building. It’s all going on in the wonderful world of hedgehogs in the spring, and there is plenty we can do to help hedgehogs in spring.
By now we all know that our pet rabbits should be eating a diet that’s rich in hay and greens, with a limited amount of pellet food. This combination prevents obesity and can help to stave off other health problems, too. But winter brings some special care needs, including diet. The fact is, in winter, your rabbit should be eating a bit differently and a bit more.
This year our customer helped raise over £2,000 for animal welfare charities. The rescue that gained the most votes, and has received this year’s donation is Hartford Hedgehog Rescue in Cambridgeshire and this week we’d like to share a little about the work they are doing, and how our donation will help.
In winter our garden birds face a double whammy of challenges: it’s cold, so they need more food to keep up their energy and fat reserves. And at the same time, there is much less food around: plants are bare, flying insects have vanished, and worms are buried in frozen ground. The food we provide is crucial at this time of year, so let’s look at what to feed garden birds in winter.