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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog New hedgehog Reply To: New hedgehog


Hi. This is a difficult one to answer on here.
It could be just an adventurous hoglet that has got a bit lost – if this is the case then you did the right thing
It could be that mum has abandoned and it’s looking for her – if this is the case then they will need help. Do you know if the adult is still with the babies?
If it comes out again have a good look at it as it may have fly strike. The eggs resemble lumps of yellowish tiny grains of rice – usually all stuck together in chunks and they are normally around any damp parts of the animal – eye’s, nose, mouth, ears, bottom. If it does have this get immediate help, from your local vet if you cannot get a carer
Keep a watch out for the next 24hours and if mum doesn’t come home then contact your nearest carer. I would suggest you do this anyway for immediate advice