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Do hedgehogs snore?

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    We were clearing some overgrown areas of ghe garden and noticed a rather large sleeping hedgehog under a tree/shrub area. It seemed to be snoring but im now worried it could have a respiratory issue. I dont want to disturb it if its normal. Any advice please?


    You need to get it looked over by your nearest carer


    Hello Ineedahol ,
    It is completely normal for hedgehogs to snore they actually make loads of funny noises such as purring and things like that. You can type in hedgehog snoring on YouTube and compare it to one of the sounds in the video. If you are really worried in case it has some sort of problem I would ring up a wildlife sanctuary to ask if they have any advice on what to do and if you would need to bring it in.
    Hope we could help, Good luck – prickles preservation society 🙂

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    Hi Ineedahol

    stef is a very experienced hedgehog Rehabilitator. If stef advises that you get the hedgehog checked over then that is what is in the best interest of the hedgehog.

    Sometimes on a Forum it’s difficult to know who to listen to, but I have been involved with this Forum for many years and you come to learn who knows what they’re talking about. Of all the contributors to the Forum, it is stef’s advice that I most respect – over the years, many hedgehogs lives must have been saved as a result of it. I recommend that stef’s advice is followed.


    Thanks Nic that’s kind.

    Hogs can and do snore sometimes – however, if you’ve uncovered it and it’s still snoring there is most likely an issue as you will have woken it up. Usually when disturbed a hog will silence it’s noise – even sick hogs can stop wheezing briefly if they are scared, although a hog that is used to humans around may not. Hence the best advice is always to contact your local carer

    For anyone reading this – it doesn’t hurt to have an animal checked out by a carer. They can just be returned to the wild if there is nothing wrong or they can be treated if there is.
    Most experienced carers can tell pretty much straight away if they are looking at an issue

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