I’m also very new to this, am caring for two at the moment but am being supported by my local rescue (also full at well over 50 🦔!), very grateful,they are at the end of the phone!
* they are great escape artists and can climb much higher than you’d think, beware yours doesn’t get out of its crate! I have a zoozone (medium) lent to me, easy to clean and keeps off drafts. It’s lined with newspaper and have used shredded appear for bedding, all gets cleaned and changed daily. Careful what you clean with too, as detergents may leave a residue that hog may lick off surfaces. Cleaner I use is supplied by rescue centre, but is same one vets use.
* weigh daily, if same weight for three days in a row or weight loss contact experienced carer.
* ‘my’ two are kept in the garage on heat pads, same as one used for dogs, if you choose to keep out of hog house use netting to prevent flies (attracted by wet food, and yes are still about!)
* I feed a mixture of meat-based kitten kibble and wet, few sunflower seeds and scattering of mealworm.
There will be others more knowledgable than I to folllow I’m sure, and well done for stepping up to save this little 🦔