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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Looking after a baby hedgehog Reply To: Looking after a baby hedgehog


The carers I have had dealings with have been amazing people and sometimes seem to be pushed to the limit with lines of cages, bags of feed and supplies of medications everywhere. I always make a donation to the upkeep of any hogs I take along because it seems such a time-consuming and expensive thing to do. Must take over people’s lives as they can’t just pop off on holiday or a weekend away with a houseful of hogs always demanding attention.

I would also always be fearful of trying to look after a hedgehog myself as I also gather that if they are ill they can sometimes go downhill really quickly, particularly younger ones, especially if they have something like a large lungworm burden and the stress of captivity on top.

I suppose the fact is that although it seems a great thing to offer a hedgehog a warm, cosy place to spend some time while being fed, all they really want to do is be in some grubby, overgrown, cool place out in the wild and have as little contact with those two-footed giants as possible!