British Hedgehog Preservation Society

A reminder about disposing of pumpkins after Halloween Night . Please do NOT put these on the ground for Hedgehogs to eat in Gardens, and Greenspaces. Pumpkin acts as a laxative and will cause hedgehogs to have serious diarrhoea and dehydration. At this time of year it is vital that hedgehogs put on as much weight as possible to give them the best chance of surviving winter and hibernation.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society suggest hanging your pumpkins in trees to allow birds and squirrels to eat the fruit.