How The Happy Hoglet is Helping Hedgehogs in the UK

Hedgehogs are one of the most beloved and recognisable animals in the UK. They have been a part of the British culture and folklore for centuries, and are often associated with gardens, woodlands, and countryside. However, these spiky creatures are facing a serious threat to their survival, as their numbers have been plummeting in recent years. According to the State of Britain’s Hedgehogs report, there has been a 50% decline in hedgehog numbers in rural areas and a 30% decline in urban areas since 2000. This means that there are now fewer than one million hedgehogs left in the UK, compared to an estimated 30 million in the 1950s.

The main causes of this decline are habitat loss, fragmentation, and the use of pesticides. Hedgehogs need a variety of habitats to find food, shelter, and mates, such as hedgerows, grasslands, woodlands, and gardens. However, these habitats have been reduced, degraded, or isolated by intensive farming, urban development, road construction, and fencing. This makes it harder for hedgehogs to move around and access the resources they need. Moreover, the use of pesticides and slug pellets in agriculture and gardening has reduced the availability and diversity of their prey, such as insects, worms, and slugs. It has also exposed hedgehogs to harmful chemicals that can affect their health and reproduction.

Fortunately, there are people who are passionate about hedgehogs and conservation, and who are working hard to protect and restore their habitats and populations. One of them is Andy, the creator and owner of The Happy Hoglet, a shop that sells hedgehog-themed mugs and crafts. Andy started The Happy Hoglet in 2023, after he rescued a hedgehog from his garden and fell in love with it. He decided to turn his hobby of making hedgehog-related mugs into a business, and to use it as a platform to raise awareness and funds for hedgehog conservation. He says, “I wanted to share my passion for hedgehogs and wildlife with others, and to support the causes that help them. Hedgehogs are amazing animals, and they deserve our respect and care.”

The Happy Hoglet is your one-stop shop for hedgehog-themed mugs. Whether you want to treat yourself or surprise your hedgehog-loving friends and family, you will find the perfect mug for any occasion. You can personalise your mug with your name, message, or photo, making it a unique and thoughtful gift. Our mugs are made with high-quality materials and eco-friendly packaging, and we ship them worldwide. The Happy Hoglet is not only a business, but also a passion. We care about hedgehogs and their conservation, and we share information and tips on how to help them on our website. We also donate a percentage of our profit to hedgehog welfare organisations that work to protect wildlife and habitats around the world, including hedgehogs.

Andy hopes that his shop and page will inspire more people to join him in his mission to help hedgehogs in the UK. He says, “I believe that everyone can make a difference for hedgehogs and the environment, no matter how big or small. Whether it’s buying a product from my shop, creating a hedgehog house in your garden, or spreading the word about hedgehog conservation, every action counts. Together, we can make the world a better place for hedgehogs and ourselves.”

If you are interested in learning more about The Happy Hoglet and its products then please browse our online shop, . You can also contact Andy at, or leave a comment or enquiry on the contact page. Thank you for your support and interest in The Happy Hoglet. 🦔

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