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Well done for rescuing the little one. We really need Stef’s advice – it’s more her area than mine, but I imagine she is very busy looking after hogs! But the person you spoke to before may be able to answer your questions.

I agree with simbo65 to leave food all day and especially water – they are very good at spilling it, so make sure it’s topped up regularly. I usually line any container with newspapers to help soak up any spilt water, but you may need to change it if it gets wet.

I wouldn’t worry too much about it being awake in the day, it’s quite likely to be if someone is around. Any hogs from here that have needed rescuing at any time have reverted back to being nocturnal immediately on release. (They have been released as darkness sets – or at least left in their box with a hole in it so that they could exit at their own pace).

Hopefully Stef will see this and answer your questions, but if not, I would ring back the person you spoke to before to clarify those few points.

Good luck.