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


You were certainly right about the ‘challenge’ Jan-Marie; nothing to do with our prickly friends is ever straight forward is it! For the last week the patient has been the only hog visiting, so as long as he showed up before the early hours, it should have been a doddle…But no, he only decided to turn up in force with one of his mates didn’t he! Thankfully – or not – his heavy breathing gave him away, so mission accomplished he is now in the safe hands of a local carer. And yes he is a large brute, weighing in at just under 1.3 kilos. Breathing apart, he looked to be in good shape with no ticks for a change and he curled up into the tightest ball that I’ve ever seen, so hopefully he’ll be back fit and well soon.

Reassuring about your hog with the broken leg TawnyKyn. One of our visitors was picked up on camera with what looked to be a scar running all the way under his chin from one side to the other. He carried on stuffing his face night after night without so much as a wince, so I assumed that it was an old war wound. As the weeks went by it gradually faded to nothing, so it must have been a gaping wound and not a scar, quite disturbing as to how it got there though.