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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Hungry Hedgehogs

At this time of year, it is a great idea to start helping out any prickly visitors to your garden. Youngsters will be fending for themselves, and adults will now start to focus their energy on gearing up for winter. As wild animals the best food for hedgehogs is of course all the insects they…

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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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A day in the life of the Hedgehog Room, by Dot Walton

When I enter the Hedgehog Room, I start first at the heated bank, as the most poorly animals are here. I look at each Hedgehog’s admittance card, which has all the information on the patient since its admittance telling me what is wrong with it and what medication has been prescribed by the vet. I…

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BBC The One Show

We were delighted to have a team from BBC The One Show, along with presenter & zoologist Hannah Stitfall, here with us for a day filming our work with hedgehogs. You can watch the episode on BBC iPlayer by clicking the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0013dsl/the-one-show-12012022 Thank you to all at the One Show for featuring us!

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Hedgehog Included on First Red List for British Mammals

We were disheartened to learn that the hedgehog has been included in the first red list for British mammals. It is important that we do what we can to help the declining population, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to share with you some ways we can all help hedgehogs, especially in…

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