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Hi Nic, yes I did read the advice which is helpful. The trouble is that the circumstances that the rescue hogs come from are many and various, including disturbed or unsuitable environments. I agree that they should be released as close as possible to where they were rescued from and certainly in type of environment (suburban, rural etc). I am also concerned about overloading the local feeding opportunities.
At the moment I’ve got 3 foster hogs in hutches and my current issue is to ensure that they gain enough weight for a safe release. I have noticed in the last few days that their weight gains have slowed down as the nights get colder and wonder if this is typical. I also have to be alert to the possibility of sickness. One if the hogs suddenly lost a lot of weight so I took him straight to the rescue centre for treatment. All three hogs came from Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue so we do know their history and I’ll ensure that they are eventually released in the right locations. This is my first year as a carer and I’ve been astonished by how vulnerable they are and how many diseases and problems they are prone to! Thanks for all your input which I greatly value.