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At 400gm your hog should have been ok. However, you need to re-weigh it before making a plan of release. If it has lost significant weight – either as a result of stress / or illness then you will need to find a carer to take it in and/or check it over. A poo sample can be sent to Vale Wildlife hospital for analysis and then you can get relevant meds from your vet.
I strongly suggest you re-contact the BHPS for a list of local carers and then call them all until you get some sensible advice/assistance
In captivity your hog should be putting on roughly 5 – 10gms per day on average as it’s still a juvenile.
Dried kibble doesn’t need soaking if it’s small
Please do not just release without following the above advice as stress of captivity can cause inbalances in internal parasites.
Also do not keep this hog in your house. Unless they are properly ill they do not need to live in centrally heated houses. A garage/shed is sufficient – far less stress on the hog and your nose!