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Does a hedgehog tick need removing

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Does a hedgehog tick need removing

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    One of the hogs that comes to eat at the dishes I provide has a tick on her face above her eye (I don’t have a camera but she(?) always arrives early and is smaller than others). At first I thought the white spot was a petal, but it’s larger now and clearly a tick. This little hog moves well, eats a lot of biscuits so otherwise appears OK.
    Should I do anything about it? I do hesitate to interfere unless necessary, but maybe get her to a vet?
    Thanks for any help.


    A lot of ticks on a hog can be a sign of illness, however it is normal for hogs to carry some ticks. I suggest you shine a torch on the hog – ticks will usually show up clearly white ish, although many ticks are also black or brown. If there appear to be more than 10 – 15 on it then it may need to see a carer. If it’s just the odd one then don’t worry about it
    Hope that answers your question


    Thank you for your reply stef. This is clearly a tick that I’ve seen, white and looks like a small cooked rice grain, but is the only obvious one. Just the tick being above the eye concerned me a bit. I suppose they drop off eventually? I won’t worry too much about it. Thanks, appreciate the guidance.

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