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I am not an expert but from what I have read I believe a baby has to be at least 450 grams to survive hibernation, slightly dependant on where you live. I think the advice is to see what the recommended weight is in your area by ringing the BHPS. Also ask BHPS who your local carer is to see if they have room if the little one needs help.
If you see the baby again it will probably need to be weighed. Have everything ready. Gloves for handling, a container he can’t get out of for weighing, scales and a high sided box to keep him in (if he is too small) to get him to the carer.
Line the box with shredded newspaper and have a small towel fleece for him to bury under. Provide some water and food. Keep in a quiet place if you can
Good luck and please let us know how you get on