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Hi logginthelog

Photos can be a bit deceptive, but if that was taken a week ago when he first arrived, hopefully he’ll be a bit bigger by now. Weighing is the only way to be sure, but I can understand you not wanting to upset him and he doesn’t look to be too bad a size. They do grow quite quickly if they are getting plenty of food.

The only thing I would suggest is to cut out the mealworms (do it gradually if they won’t eat the other food without them). I am guessing you have missed all the talk about mealworms on the forum recently. They don’t have good nutritional value for hogs. The following are a couple of links about the problems with them.

Should I feed my hedgehogs mealworms?

You may find the beginning the second one distressing, but it is worth watching to better understand the problem.

Good luck and I hope the hogs return safe and well next year after hibernation.