Hi The Gallaghers
It’s possible that it picked up a load of ticks during hibernation. In that case they may drop off but if there are lots, and you are worried, it would probably be worth ringing a carer/rehabilitator and describe the situation more precisely to them and take their advice. Likewise if you think the scratching is excessive, you could describe the amount and nature of the scratching – there are other things which can cause them to scratch. I suggest you ring a carer/rehabilitator in the first instance rather than a vet because they will be familiar with that sort of problem and it may not be something that warrants a visit to a vet, but they will be able to advise.