Accessibility Homepage Skip navigation Sitemap


Register and log in to gain access to our forums and chat about everything 'hedgehog'!

Thank you for looking to contribute to the Hedgehog Street forum. Please note that when submitting replies or posts, these are run through our spam-checkers, so there may be a slight delay in your posts appearing, and reflecting in the forum post details below. However, if you think anything has gone awry please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent the views of PTES or BHPS.

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Hedgehog been attacked Reply To: Hedgehog been attacked


Just an update to let you know the hedgehog had to be put to sleep by the vet. It had damage to its right front foot, spines and had breathing difficulties. There were no sign of cuts, strimmer damage or bite marks. I checked around the garden but could find nowhere it might have been attacked. My only other thought is that on coming to our garden some one out late saw it and kicked it and it manged to struggle, with its injuries, to our back door where I found it. We took it in warmed it up with a hairdrier gave it some water and cat food, which it struggled to consume, then rang up the Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue who told us which local vet to take it to.
On a positive note I put the cameras out last night and we still have two hogs visiting, a large one and a small one. There was also a fox pulling worms out of the lawn and eating them. Last spring we had at least 5 hogs visiting so it looks like some are finding their way back, the food I put out must be good.