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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Still Feeding Reply To: Still Feeding

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Nic

Hi knaresborogal

It sounds as if the little hog may be a bit on the small side. The only way to be sure is to weigh it. It needs to weigh at least 450g.
http://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/pdf/Hibernation-Weight.pdf
It is good that you are still feeding, but the little hog may decide to hibernate at any time and if it is too light may not survive.

When you weigh a hog, it is a good idea to have a high sided box or pet carrier ready to put it in, if necessary. You can use torn up paper as bedding for them to hide in. If you need to keep it in be sure to provide food and water. They are very good at spilling both, so if possible place the food and water away from the bedding and something absorbent underneath is handy.

You should be able to get the number of a local carer from the BHPS
01584 890801. Many of them are full already, but they will be able to advise. It would probably be a good idea to contact someone for advice before you caught the hog.

Good luck.

Hedgehog