Tiggywinkles Volunteer Open Days

Join us at one of our Tiggywinkles Volunteer Open Days for a paw-some afternoon finding out about the volunteer opportunities here at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May at 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Whether you’re an animal lover, a wildlife enthusiast, or just looking to give back, this event is perfect for you!…

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European Eagle Owls at Tiggywinkles

We currently have two permanent European Eagle Owls here at Tiggywinkles, called Emily and James. As European eagle owls are not classed as native to the UK, we are unable to release them, but just like our other permanent residents, they live out their lives with us in near natural surroundings whilst also benefiting from…

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Do you have any flowers or bulbs you can donate to us?

As we enter spring, we are looking to add some flowers to the garden beds in our Visit Centre. Some for decoration, and some to provide foraging, shaded areas for our permanent residents. If anyone has any, we would be incredibly grateful for donations of any plants or bulbs. We have created a list of…

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100th Edition of the Bright Eyes Newsletter!

First Bright Eyes Newsletter This image is the front cover of the first Bright eyes newsletter, an A5 booklet first published in 1983: And this is the first ever article: Please click on the image to open as a PDF that you can enlarge. Hospital Opening This is an article about when the current hospital…

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A heroic swan rescue!

When the weather was very cold in the middle of December our heroic rescuers were sent out on a frosty mission! We took a call from a member of the public who had reported a swan stuck in the middle of a frozen reservoir. When the rescuers got to the site it was obvious it…

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Large animal release sites needed

Tiggywinkles is currently looking for some more large animal release sites for the release of fully recovered animals that have been treated at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. If you think you have a site that would be suitable, please complete the form here and return to [email protected]. Thank you.

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Metaldehyde Slug pellets are now officially banned in the UK!

Good News! Metaldehyde Slug pellets can no longer be sold or used in the UK, as of Friday 1st April, because they mainly contain a pesticide called Metaldehyde which poses an unacceptable risk to birds, dogs, and wildlife such as hedgehogs. We know slugs munching on your prize-winning lettuces can be irritating but slugs and…

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