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Hello folks – yes our hedgehog with “splayed back legs” is paying us very occasional and fleeting visits. We have studied the photos very carefully and don’t think this is the same hog as before. The previous one had difficulty walking and there was a nodule on her back foot. Both back feet looked swollen as well.
The current visitor has no nodules and the back feet don’t appear to be swollen. She moves quite quickly and can run, but does tend to rock over when she scratches (which she does a lot!).
She eats and drinks well and forages but is not staying too long. The previous one stayed for hours. So either it’s another hedgehog or a miraculous recovery of the original one! We will continue to keep a careful eye on her. Thanks for your concern.