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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Autumn Juvenile Advice – Hugh Warwick Reply To: Autumn Juvenile Advice – Hugh Warwick


I think the key is that, “a hedgehog weighing less than 450 grams will not survive hibernation” but that is if they choose to hibernate. As many of us have witnessed, if they have access to a plentiful supply of food, they quickly put on weight and don’t seem to hibernate until they are ready, sometimes in spite of sub zero temperatures and some even choosing not to hibernate at all. As long as they look healthy and show no signs of distress I leave well alone.

Speaking of which, we have a large brute still visiting who I think is starting to show signs of lungworm. It started with the occasional cough about a week ago and now I can hear very faint rattly breathing, could it just be a cold or do I need to get him checked out?