Why a Hedgehog illustration ?
I love Hedgehogs. When I was a little girl, they roamed our garden and once we saved one from drowning in a water tank. We kept it for a day, getting rid of the parasites and feeding him dog food and meat. I brought him to school to show my classmates how awesome hedgehogs are. He was put in a small ventilated cardboard box and released that same evening. As a young girl I wanted to keep it but my mom insisted it was better off outside. She was right.
If you happen to find a hedgehog in the day, it’s probably distressed so please call a vet or a local wildlife care center. They’re nocturnal and feed mainly on insects and other invertebrates. Do not feed them any dairy or bread, it’s really bad for them. Cat food, dog food or meat will do.