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Hello Paulinegreen

BHPS guidelines are quite clear, the minimum weight needed for hibernation is 450g.
I am assuming that your wildlife carer is suggesting 600g as you are in Scotland and your winters are longer / more severe than down south.
Obviously the more weight a hog has the better but it is no guarantee of surviving hibernation.

The stress of captivity can cause a whole issue of problems for hogs, and even kill them so we should be very careful about what needs rescuing and what doesn’t