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

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Well done daffydill! Glad to hear it wasn’t a really tiny one. Hopefully next time you’ll find it less stressful.

It isn’t so much that the mild weather delays hibernation, as such, (some hogs are already hibernating), but it does give the hoglets a bit more time to put on some weight before they hibernate – if that’s what they choose to do. They may not hibernate at all and just keep visiting all winter. But the youngsters are usually the last to hibernate – some not hibernating until December.

Keep up the good work with the food and water. Fingers crossed for them all.