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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Ticks on our visitor Reply To: Ticks on our visitor


We have had various situations and advice on the horrid ticks over the past year.
Most importantly if you ever need to catch any hedgehog make sure you wear sturdy gloves and you have no exposed skin. You don’t want ticks attaching to you. The advice we have been given in the past is a few ticks aren’t harmful and will eventually drop off. Too many ticks can cause problems making the hedgehog anaemic.
We took one hedgehog to the vet and they removed 14. If it is a really bad case the hedgehog has to be anaethesised. My other half has learnt how to do it and we did remove a lot of tics from a big hog last year. He didn’t come back much after that.
My instinct would be to leave it I you can only see a couple of ticks.
If he still feeds and gets fresh water he will hopefully get bigger and stronger. Please dont feed meal worms or seeds. These are not good for hedgehogs.
Keep us posted with how titchy does.