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I know you are reluctant to weigh them, but hogs are quite resilient little creatures and while they will run off initially they’ll be back in no time.
Measurement cannot alone tell how they are. You really do need to weigh them.
At this time of year a lot of juveniles can have quite heavy internal parasite burdens as they are stressing trying to get up to weight and you cannot see this.
If you pick them up and put them on the scales it will give you a far more accurate picture. Anything now under 400 – 450gms needs to be brought into a carer. Also when you pick them up and turn them upside down they will curl into a ball. They should be a nice circle shape and their bottoms round and not pointy ( egg shaped )
I have been a rehabillitator for many years and cannot count the amount of people who tell me their hog died because they didn’t follow advice so please do.
You will not be hurting the hedgehog but you may be saving it’s life.