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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog AUTUMN JUVENILE WEIGHTS Reply To: AUTUMN JUVENILE WEIGHTS


Hi Prickles,

The above article contains some sound information, particularly after the Daily Mail’s recent misleading and potentially harmful piece on not feeding hedgehogs during the run up to hibernation. However, the latest advice from the BHPS in the above link was put together in collaboration with the RSPCA, Vale Wildlife Hospital and the British Wildlife Rehabilitation council, after concerns were raised that people were actively going out looking for healthy hedgehogs under 600 grams to take into care!

The 450 gram female that I refer to above survived hibernation despite having lung worm which she was later treated for. Her offspring are still regular visitors. 🙂