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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Rescued hedgehog, but was it a mother? Reply To: Rescued hedgehog, but was it a mother?


To be honest even if it did have babies it sounds like it would have been unable to care for them. The vet or carer should be able to check the hog to see if it’s pregnant, lactating or male.
You did the right thing rescuing it.
Keep a listen out in your garden near where it was in the evening ( virtually impossible while the birds are around ). Hoglets will call for mum once they get hungry. They give a little cheep – like a smoke detector that’s battery is failing, but not quite as loud