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 Hedgehog signs and sightings Baby! Reply To: Baby!

Avatar photo

Hi Funnybee

Well done increasing the food rations.

Is there any chance you might be able to weigh the little one. A tennis ball size does sound quite small. But it’s possible it’s already left Mum. If you can weigh it, I would check with your local rescue/rhabilitator (contact details available from BHPS 01584 890801) first to find out exactly what size they need to be in your area by this time of year. They need to weigh 450g or more to have a decent chance to survive hibernation, but it varies a bit from place to place exactly how early it needs to be that weight.

In the meantime, definitely keep leaving the food and water out. There may even be more hoglets around.

Good luck, let us know if there’s any more news.