Please Note: our hospital is open 24/7 with covid-secure procedures in place.
Where possible, please do try to bring animals in before 8pm to help our staff and volunteers. However, if you have a sick or injured animal that needs urgent help, do not hesitate to turn up any time. Thank you!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S BUSIEST
WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

WELCOME TO

TIGGYWINKLES

Our Hospital is open 24/7, 365 days to care for all sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife. We care for over 12,000 animals every year

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WHO WE ARE AND
WHAT WE DO

Tiggywinkles is a free wildlife hospital, the busiest and most advanced in the World. Started 40 years ago by the Stocker family in their back garden, Tiggys has treated over 300,000 patients! Utilising the latest technologies, the best veterinary nurses, and Specialist veterinary surgeons, the hospital gives wildlife the best care, treatment, medicine and love available. Our aim is to get everything back to the wild.

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WORRIED ABOUT A
WILD ANIMAL?

Find out when a wild animal is in need of assistance and when it should be left alone.

 

 

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TIGGYWINKLES
VISITOR CENTRE

The Visitor Centre is open to everyone to provide education & information on our specialist work.

 

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Find out about all the different ways you can help us in our life-saving work.

 

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LATEST NEWS

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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When to help a baby bird and when to leave them alone

With the lighter nights and warmer weather comes baby season! Every spring and summer we take in hundreds of baby birds, some of which may not have needed to be picked up. Please see below a useful guide of when to help:

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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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Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch at Tiggys

We were delighted to have the team from Steph’s Packed Lunch here filming at Tiggywinkles, take a look at how they got on in the video below. Shared with thanks to Steph’s Packed Lunch and Channel 4!  

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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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