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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Hibernation weight advice confusing Reply To: Hibernation weight advice confusing

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Hi 5sandown

You should find the information you need in this document:

Bit basically, “…Those hibernating at less than 450g will probably not survive (although some occasionally do). .”

But for hogs which have been in captivity, they “… should not be released at weights below 500g in autumn (600g in very late autumn/early winter).”

That’s because they are likely to lose weight upon release.

If you’re fostering hogs I recommend that you read the whole document as well as the following:

and and the link contained in it about releasing hogs over winter.