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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Hello & just had to share a little ray of hope Reply To: Hello & just had to share a little ray of hope


Oh goodness, I’ve now got the surviving three at my friend’s rescue and gained another myself here last night — I thought my adult was out of hibernation for a snack and went out to check it was her (she’s due the second part of lungworm treatment but hibernated somewhere before that happened).

Nope, found a little girl juvenile, 395g, and nicely rounded shape when balled (and very good at balling up too!) She’s settled in (and trashed her home overnight, even stacking the water dish on top of the food dish!) and is eating well and poops look good but I’ll be putting some under the microscope today to see if she’s going to need worming or fluke medications. She’s not hyperactive so I’m hoping she doesn’t have fluke, but she absolutely does have ringworm or mange mites so she’ll be getting a bath later to wash all the dirt off her and loosen some of that, then treatment starting to sort that out.

A month ago I thought I’d just be overwintering however many survived of my garden five hoglets, and now my house is being taken over by prickly things in boxes…