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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Autumn juvenile – intervene or not? Reply To: Autumn juvenile – intervene or not?


Hi All. I managed to weigh the only hoglet I saw last night – don’t know who was more traumatised, me or hoglet ! – and it was 350g. I was surprised how heavy it was so put it back out and relieved to see it eating a good meal after.
I spoke to the nearest carers and they advised just keep a watch if weather continues so mild and it/they are eating and not out during day it maybe best left alone to avoid extra stress. I’ll hope to weigh again in a week and if weather changes or hoglets aren’t gaining weight will take action.
My regulars are still visiting (see the 3 before midnight) so maybe mild weather and food available delays hibernation down here?
Grateful for all the advice here.