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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings I have hoglets Reply To: I have hoglets

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Hi DolomeTTe

Sorry to hear about Bramble. I hope you manage to find him/her. The trouble with hogs is, even if they are unwell, they will do their very best not to appear unwell, until they really can’t help it. It is a survival instinct of wild animals to try to avoid being predated. So if you find one out in the open, as you did, it’s always best to get it checked by an experienced hog carer/rehabilitator. They can have underlying problems such as internal parasites, still be dehydrated, despite having had a drink, etc. which can often not be noticeable just by looking at them. So, another time, do what you did and put the hog in a container with food and water and then contact a hog carer. You can get contact details by ringing 01584 890801 if you don’t have details of one already.

Fingers crossed you find the little one. Don’t beat yourself up too much about it – you tried to help the hoglet. Life is full of lessons, some of them harder than others. Next time you will know better what to do, but hopefully, by writing about this on the Forum, you will also help others know what to do in a similar situation. So thanks for posting about it.

Good luck, to you and the hog family. Let us know how they all progress.